An excellent book to read by Marvin Edeas and Volkmar Weissig: Mitochondrial Medicine Volume 1 and 2

Volkmar-Weissig Marvin-Edeas Mitochondrial Medicine ISpringer published in 2015 two books edited by Volkmar Weissig and Marvin Edeas, as chairmen of the World Mitochondria Society:

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

The first volume of Mitochondrial Medicine 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 updated and renewed an edition for 2017 and discussed the contributors and targets during the 7th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria that was held in Berlin on October 24-26, 2016.

For more information about the annual Targeting Mitochondria meeting:

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