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.
Christine regularly speaks at Mito Foundation events, including last year’s Mito Community Summit. She is an author of the Australian Patient Care Standards and contributed to the new Mitochondrial Disease Guide for Health Professionals. Christine will discuss this guide and how it can help with referrals to mito specialists. She will also explore why it is important for health teams to use mito-specific resources.
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 mitochondrial disease to study promising drug treatments for heart muscle cells.
Lab tour: registrations closed
The Melbourne Mito Information Day lab tour will take place at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. This institute is home to many Mito Foundation funded researchers and other scientists working to unlock the secrets of mito.
The lab tour will take place in a level venue, there are lifts and no small steps. There is non-slip flooring and doorways and walkways are spacious. There is no hearing loop available.
Mito Foundation offers travel grants to assist people impacted by mito to attend Mito Foundation community events. Travel grant applications for this event are now closed.
Catering and dietary requests for this event are now closed.
Finding the venue
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is located in the Royal Children’s Hospital at 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville, Melbourne.
Trams 59 and 58 stop outside and a commercial carpark is located below the building.
The Mito Information Day will take place in the Danks seminar room on level five. It can be accessed via the Yellow Lifts.
If entering via the main entrance (large rotating door or push-button operated door to left), walk straight ahead into the “Main Street” foyer and turn left where you will see the Yellow Lifts. If coming from carpark, catch any lift to the Ground Floor and make you way to Yellow Lifts.
Once you exit the lift on the 5th floor balcony, signs will direct you to turn right and proceed to the Mito Foundation Check-in desk and Danks seminar room.