Announcements

Seminar in Medicine, 24.02.2017, Prof. Dr. Kemal Baysal

Author: KUSOM
Time: 15:00
Location: MED 176

KOÇ UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 


SEMINAR IN MEDICINE
Friday, February 24th, 2017

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Speaker          : Prof. Dr. Kemal Baysal / Dokuz Eylül University  - Department of  Biochemistry
Title               : The Role of Mitochondria in Health and Disease
Time              : 15.00 (Refreshments will be served at 14:45)
Place             :  RF / MED 176
TelePresence  : AH Deans's Office / KUH 9th. floor Meeting Room

 

The Role of Mitochondria in Health and Disease

 

Mitochondria is unique among cellular organelles, as it contains its own DNA. Its contribution to cell bioenergetics is well established. Generation of reducing equivalents by the Krebs cycle and the formation of ATP by oxidative phosphorylation in this organelle has defined its established role as the power generator of the cell. Recent research in the mitochondrial field has indicated other unexpected contributions of this organelle to cellular metabolism. In this talk. I shall present the emerging role of mitochondria in the metabolism and differentiation of stem cells. I shall also discuss its participation in the cellular processes leading to growth and progression of cancer.