Training Activities

MitoHealth will emphasise training programs to promote efficient exchange of intellectual and methodological expertise between the participating institutions. Exchange of human capital within the Nordic countries is one of NordForsks major ideas when planning the NCoEs for food, nutrition and health. PhD. Students, technicians and Post. Docs will be employed at the different partner-institutions and planned to be trained in both their respective laboratories and at other laboratories in the consortium.

To summarize the different training and laboratorial activity, there will be held courses, workshops and seminars. The courses will be cross-sectional and involve partners from the different work packages as well as external researchers related to the project.


Activities 2009:

The MitoHealth Annual Meeting will be held in Stockholm 6-8 May 2009

A Training course in Proteomics and nuclear receptors will be arranged in Odense, Denmark 4-5 Nov 2009. Link to Program


Past Activities:

Workshop in Bergen 8-9 December 2008:

Mitochondrial function and metabolic diseases

The objectives of this workshop was to provide:

A better understanding of mitochondrial function in relation to metabolic regulation

A review of the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in disease development

A presentation of appropriate methodology for determining mitochondrial function and biogenesis including case studies with interpretation of analytical data

Links to presentations:
Tronstad: Oxygraph Demonstration
Tronstad: Dynamic control of mitochondrial function
Koopman: Microscopy Image Quantitation
Koopman: Morphology Function
Hesselink: Lipotoxicity and muscular mitochondrial dysfunction in insulin resistance Hesselink: In vivo measures of mito function
Ziegler: Role of NAD in bioenergetics and signaling pathways
Szewczyk: Mitochondrial ion channels in relation to oxidative injury
Thorsen: MR imaging of organs and tissues in laboratory animals
Hiltunen: Mitochondria in fatty acid breakdown and synthesis
Berge: Bioactive compounds for improving mitochondrial function



Workshop in Riga 16-18 April 2008