15 Dec 2018

Dr Mike Murphy - Developing anti-oxidants that fight aging

From Saturday Morning, 10:20 am on 15 December 2018
Dr Mike Murphy

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Dr Mike Murphy is one of the world's leading scientists in mitochondrial research.  Originally from Ireland, he is nowadays the programme leader at the Mitochondrial Biology Unit at Cambridge University. Dr Murphy studied at Otago University, where he developed MitoQ, a mitochondria-targeting anti-oxidant, which looks likely to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease and other diseases of aging. Dr Murphy was in New Zealand to be the keynote speaker at the Society of Free Radical Research Australasia Conference at the University of Auckland.