Mitochondrial Immunometabolism

Mitochondrial Immunometabolism group studies the effect of mitochondrial variation, originating either from the nuclear genome or mitochondria’s own genome, on infection outcomes. The group utilizes fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an in vivo study model, as well as various pathogen models, including bacterial, viral and parasitoid pathogens.

Academy Research Fellow Tiina S. Salminen established her lab “Mitochondrial Immunometabolism” in 2020. Before that she worked first as a postdoctoral researcher in Tampere University focusing on mitochondrial research, followed by two postdoctoral projects focusing on innate immunity in Tampere University and in the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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