MitoLink - Interaction and Collaboration Network for MitoScientists
  • Is a support network for mitochondrial scientists
  • Offers interaction and collaboration opportunities for starting investigators
  • Aims at promoting      
    • Awareness of mitochondrial research by public lectures
    • The success of its member groups by joint research projects, publications and funding, and by technical and scientific support.

Biannual meetings at participating universities combined with public mini-symposia.

  • Henna Tyynismaa, University of Helsinki
  • Eric Dufour, University of Tampere
  • Jaakko Pohjoismäki, University of Eastern Finland
  • Steffi Goffart, University of Eastern Finland
  • Jukka Kallijärvi, Folkhälsan Research Center
  • Alexander Kastaniotis, University of Oulu
  • Reetta Hinttala, University of Oulu
  • Riikka Martikainen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Eija Pirinen, University of Helsinki
  • Sjoerd Wanrooij, Umea University
  • Cory Dunn, University of Helsinki
  • Uwe Richter, University of Helsinki
Past meetings
  • Tampere, Nov 12-13, 2012
  • Joensuu, May 30-31, 2013
  • Turku, December 11-12, 2013
  • Helsinki, April 14-15, 2014
  • Oulu, November 18-19, 2014
  • Tartu, April 20-21, 2015
  • Helsinki, October 5-8, 2015 (together with Japanese network)
  • Stockholm, May 26-27, 2016
  • Kuopio, November 14-15, 2016
  • Tampere, April 2-3, 2017
  • Joensuu, November 6-7, 2017
  • Stockholm, May 24-25, 2018
  • Helsinki, February 14-15, 2019
  • Oulu, November 4-5, 2019
Joint Publications
  • Gerhold JM, Cansiz-Arda S, Lohmus M, Engberg O, Reyes A, van Rennes H, Sanz A, Holt IJ, Cooper HM, Spelbrink JN: Human Mitochondrial DNA-Protein Complexes Attach to a Cholesterol-Rich Membrane Structure. Sci Rep 5:15292, 2015.
  • Scialò F, Sriram A, Fernández-Ayala D, Gubina N, Lõhmus M, Nelson G, Logan A, Cooper HM, Navas P, Enríquez JA, Murphy MP, Sanz A: Mitochondrial ROS Produced via Reverse Electron Transport Extend Animal Lifespan. Cell Metab 23:725-734, 2016.
  • Cooper HM, Yang Y, Ylikallio E, Khairullin R, Woldegebriel R, Lin K-L, Euro L, Palin E, Wolf A, Trokovic R, Isohanni P, Kaakkola S, Auranen M, Lönnqvist T, Wanrooij S, Tyynismaa H: ATPase-deficient mitochondrial inner membrane protein ATAD3A disturbs mitochondrial dynamics in dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia. Hum Mol Genet 26:1432-1443, 2017.
  • Torregrosa-Muñumer R, Forslund JME, Goffart S, Pfeiffer S, Stojkovič G, Carvalho G, Al-Furoukh N,  Blanco L, Wanrooij S, Pohjoismäki JLO: PrimPol is required for replication reinitiation after mtDNA damage. PNAS, in press.