This Mito Information Day will focus on emerging research. This is your chance to hear from up-and-coming researchers and their work. We will also explore how these projects can improve health outcomes for mito community members.
Who will you hear from?
Dr Christine Wools is a Melbourne-based Neurologist. She is passionate about delivering the best possible care for people impacted by mito.
She regularly speaks at Mito Foundation events, including last year’s Mito Community Summit. She is also an author of the Australian Patient Care Standards. We are working closely with Christine to prepare an informative and engaging presentation.
Cameron McKnight’s affinity for mito research began in Canada during his BSc at University of Waterloo. This led him to move to Melbourne in 2015 to take on his master’s project with his current supervisors, Dr Ann Frazier and Prof. David Thorburn, at MCRI. He is currently finalising his PhD thesis.
Cameron will discuss how he has used human stem cell models of Mito disease to study promising drug treatments for heart muscle cells.
More speakers will be announced shortly.
If you want to attend on the day and need assistance, please apply for a Mito Foundation Travel Grant.
The Mito Foundation understands that travel and accommodation costs can make it challenging for people outside capital cities to attend. We hope that by assisting with these costs, those experiencing financial hardships will enjoy the benefits of meeting the speakers and other attendees in person.