Mitochondrial disease – insight from a cell biologist!

Diana Stojanovski

“As an undergraduate student, I encountered an unexpected love; a love for cell biology and a compartment found within the confines of each of our cells, the mitochondrion. For cell biologists like myself, the term ‘mitochondria’ can evoke a feeling of enquiry and a reminder of the joy we experienced when learning about these marvellous cellular compartments. But for many, their first encounter with the term ‘mitochondria’ comes with a feeling of confusion and despair, often associated with their diagnosis, or that of a loved one with a mitochondrial disease …”