Vanessa Morais

june, 2019

13jun4:00 pmVanessa MoraisThe Importance of Mitochondria Homeostasis for Brain Function


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iMM, Lisbon

Mitochondria at the synapse have a pivotal role in neurotransmitter release, but almost nothing is known about synaptic mitochondria composition or specific functions. Synaptic mitochondria compared to mitochondria in other cells, need to cope with increased calcium load, more oxidative stress, and high demands of energy generation during synaptic activity. We aim to unravel how synaptic mitochondria have learnt to adapt to this environment, and how the disruption of these acquired mechanisms contributes to neurodegeneration.

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(Thursday) 4:00 pm CET


ON4 auditorium


Distinguished Lecture Series