The Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University is the research arm of our initiative to help patients with mitochondrial disease. Four of the principal investigators of the new Centre have major clinical commitments looking after patients with mitochondrial disease and this link between the clinical studies and research within the Centre is crucial.

Our research programmes are focussed on addressing specific questions around the neurological involvement in mitochondrial disease.

Clinical research at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research has been facilitated by the development of a large clinical cohort of patients with mitochondrial disease sponsored by the MRC. For more information on the  MRC Centre Mitochondrial Disease Patient Cohort: A Natural History Study and Patient Registry, please click here.