Mitochondrial Disease Biobank Activities

2013 United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Symposium

The Mitochondrial Disease Biobank sponsored the 2013 United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Symposium, held in Newport Beach, Calif., in June. The team provided special support to the round table workshop, "Understanding and Navigating Through Your Test Results." Linda Hasadsri, M.D., Ph.D., the new Clinical Biochemical Genetics fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., served on the panel discussion and presented a talk titled "From Biochemistry to Muscle Biopsies."

Members of the Mitochondrial Disease Biobank team also presented two posters at the symposium.

2012 MitoAction Energy Walk

In 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Mayo Clinic Mitochondrial Disease Biobank team sponsored the MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K, held in Boston in September. Over 700 individuals participated, raising $143,280 in 2012.

2012 Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium

The team attended the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium, held in Bethesda, Md. in June. The team also attended the symposium in 2010 and 2011.

The Mayo Clinic team was also pleased to renew the sponsorship of the symposium, including the talk by David Thorburn, Ph.D., titled "Genetics and Next-Generation Sequencing — What Does it all Mean to Mitochondrial Disease Patients and Families?"

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