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Mitochondrial Medicine by Volkmar Weissig and Marvin Edeas: An excellent book to read


Volkmar-Weissig-Marvin-Edeas-Mitochondrial-MedicineIn 2015, Volkmar Weissig and Marvin Edeas, as chairmen of the World Mitochondria Society, edited two excellent books:

  • Mitochondrial Medicine: Volume 1 - Probing Mitochondrial Function
  • Mitochondrial Medicine: Volume 2 - Manipulating Mitochondrial Function

Concerning the first volume:

This expert volume covers an interdisciplinary and rapidly growing area of biomedical research comprising genetic, biochemical, pathological, and clinical studies aimed at the diagnosis and therapy of human diseases which are either caused by or associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. It dedicates itself to showcasing the tremendous efforts and the progress that has been made over the last decades in developing techniques and protocols for probing, imaging, and manipulating mitochondrial functions. Mitochondrial Medicine: Volume I, Probing Mitochondrial Function focuses on methods being used for the assessment of mitochondrial function under physiological conditions as well as in healthy isolated mitochondria. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and practical, Mitochondrial Medicine provides an essential source of know-how and inspiration to all researchers who are fascinated by this tiny organelle that seems so clearly to control the life and death of a single cell and whole organisms alike.

Volkmar Weissg and Marvin Edeas highlited in these two volumes the strategic role of mitochondria in health and disease, but they also opened a new window to how to evaluate & to manipulate mitochondrial function.

38 chapters were published by Springer in this first volume.

For more information about Volume 1, please click here.

For more information about Volume 2, please click here.

Volkmar Weissig and Marvin Edeas will update and renew an edition for 2017 and will discuss during about contributors and targets during the 7th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria to be held in Berlin on October 24-26, 2016.

For more information about Targeting Mitochondria 2016: