Measuring mitochondrial function in ecology and evolution

  • Griffith, Simon (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Whiting, Martin (Chief Investigator)
  • Harcourt, Robert (Chief Investigator)
  • Neil, Louise (Student)
  • Funghi, Caterina (Student)
  • L’Herpieniere, Kiarra (Student)
  • Phillips, Lachlan (Student)
  • Beltran Arevalo, Ivan (Student)

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Project Details


Mitochondria are the powerhouse of animal cells, producing over 90% of the energy
required for growth, reproduction and performance. The innovative Oroboros O2K measures cellular respiration from the measurement of oxygen consumption of mitochondria in whole blood. This machine is a game changer for the study of metabolism in organisms with mitochondria in their blood (fish, birds, reptiles), permitting a more incisive method of experimental sampling and the examination of novel questions in ecology and evolution of whole organisms. This machine will complement existing research projects by three research groups (Griffith, Harcourt, Whiting), and will generate world-leading research outcomes.
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Effective start/end date1/01/18 → 31/12/18