Mitochondria Research Society
Department of Cancer Genetics
About Mitochondria Research Society
The Mitochondria Research Society (MRS) is a non-profit, international organization of scientists and physicians. The purpose of MRS is to find a cure for mitochondrial diseases by promoting research on basic science of mitochondria, mitochondria pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. Mitochondrial diseases are hereditary disorders that affect the ability of cells within the body to produce energy. The society fosters public education and training, and provides a platform for communication and dissemination of knowledge among scientists, physicians, and others interested in mitochondria. MRS conducts regular national and international scientific meetings and publishes a professional journal, “Mitochondrion”, and a newsletter, “MitoMatters”.