Mito (mitochondrial disease) is a common genetic disorder that affects all age groups.

Mito can be very serious and often fatal. It is more common than people think, with 1 in 200 people carrying a faulty mitochondrial gene.

Mitochondria power cells. Faults in mitochondria are the root cause of hundreds of other conditions, including cancer, Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and strokes.

In order to find a cure for the most debilitating of diseases, the UK must invest in mito research. To find out more, click here.

Our aim is to transform the lives of patients with mitochondrial disease and dysfunction.

The Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research is based within the Medical School of Newcastle University. A huge breadth of research is undertaken within our Centre to address questions regarding mitochondrial disease and dysfunction. Our aim is to transform the promise of scientific advances into revolutionary treatments that restore mitochondrial health.

Our Research

The Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research is built on our long standing clinical and scientific expertise in mitochondrial disease. We are totally committed to providing the best of care for our patients and this means that we must understand more about the mechanisms underlying mitochondrial disease.

Patient and Public

One of the things we most value is the continued relationship with our patients and their supporters. In addition to our research strategy we are very committed to keeping patients and families fully informed of new advances in mitochondrial research and explaining the complexities of mitochondrial disease.

Our Clinic

We have very close links to the NHS Highly Specialised NHS Service for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders of Adults and Children. This Clinical Service is based within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and provides care for patients throughout the UK both in terms of diagnosis and management.