Drosophila melanogaster
Research group

Mitochondrial Biology

Research focus and goals

Our group develops fundamental knowledge about the genetics and biochemistry of mitochondria, which can guide the design of novel therapies for diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. We also seek a better understanding of how heat production in mitochondria affects physiological processes at the organelle, cell and whole organism level.


Contact persons

Howy Jacobs, Professor, Molecular Biology
Eeva Jokela, Senior Laboratory Technician
Lotta Kulmala, Intern
Päivi Lillsunde, Postgraduate Researcher
Mügen Terzioglu, Senior Research Fellow
Tea Tuomela, Lab Manager
Anna Vallius, Coordinator
Kristo Veeroja, Masters Student