So nice to be asked to retell our story in an “Autophagic Punctum” by the Journal Autophagy (see here) and provide a model for how we envision that PINK1 translation is needed to target the Pink1 mRNA to neuronal mitochondria. I made a more elaborate version which I am posting here.
Thanks for Hari for organizing a splendid lab outing to the bowling alley. We had a lot of fun and excellent food afterwards (thanks to Jana for the suggestion of the restaurant “Die Küche im Kraftwerk“)
I was happy to represent our Excellence Cluster SyNergy at the Munich Science Fair (FORSCHA) at the beautiful Traffic museum Munich. I gave a talk to a more general audience on how important mitochondria for our cells and how damage to them can give rise to disease. I guess I sounded like my mom, telling people to eat healthy, stop smoking and get enough sleep :-). If you want you can rewatch the entire thing on youtube (in German).