Understanding how mitochondria divide

  • Ryan, Mike (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Ramm, Georg (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stroud, David, (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This project aims to investigate the molecular mechanism by which mitochondria divide. Mitochondria are the
powerhouse within our cells and they grow and divide in our cells to ensure that they are transferred to daughter
cells and also so that older mitochondria can be turned over. The study builds on the discovery made by the chief
investigators of mitochondrial membrane proteins that are involved in fission. The results of the project could
provide fundamental new knowledge into how the mitochondrial division machine assembles and how
mitochondrial fate is determined.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/18

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD433,300.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University