Talk:2009 Group 7 Project

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A) A very well structured page, information was easy to read and flowed nicely. We liked the way all the major concepts were easy to identify with the use of sub-headings. The use of images is good, and the hand drawn diagram is easy to understand. Glitter=good times. Links to your individual projects were well incorporated. References were well done due to consistent referencing style. A suggestion for improvement is to include a brief introduction above the history to give an overview of your project. Perhaps a few more terms could be added to your glossary such as: fractionation, eubacteria. Overall, a very well done page. From group 8.


  • Images: A scan of Structural Components of the Mitochondrion would improve the appearance. Resize some of the smaller images so there is a general idea of what it related to. Additionally, please be more specific in this diagram – labelling (what ATPases? What membrane(there is more than one). Where in membrane to each described cardiolipin, porins etc etc
  • Referencing: history section is arbitrarily referenced at bottom, replace with in-text. Compared to the amount of research references .
  • Introduction needs include a paragraph or two with a succinct overall explaination of the topic prior to time line. Check spacing, eg. After full stops and ).
  • Glossary should be further improved. for the length of the text, it is quite short.
  • Links: very well organised.

Overall, it is well researched and structured. good job ! from group 4



Group Peer Reviews Done

Group 4(Trk receptors) and Group 8(Necrosis). Both were done as a group.


So, any ideas or preferences for a topic anyone??

--Timothy Echevarria 18:18, 2 June 2009 (EST) Hey guys, just changed the intro a bit and added a group reflection. Have a look!

--Emily Sutherland 12:51, 19 March 2009 (EST) Mitochondria, the best topic in the world

--Timothy Echevarria 12:52, 19 March 2009 (EST) Individual project = Apoptosis

--Timothy Echevarria 12:09, 26 March 2009 (EST) Actually, take that back. He said it'd be too much to cover.

--Timothy Echevarria 12:12, 26 March 2009 (EST) I think we should divide up the workload into: 1) Structure, 2) Function (Apoptosis), 3) Function (Energy Production) and 4) History maybe?

--Timothy Echevarria 12:19, 26 March 2009 (EST) Here's last year's lecture: http://cellbiology.med.unsw.edu.au/units/science/lecture0807.htm

--Mark Hill 13:39, 19 March 2009 (EST)Fixed your group topic layout. The links you have made above will be to your own page (not yet made) on this Wiki, which is also separate from your individual project page (as it does not start with a z). Probably also better not to use your full names, unless it does not bother you, as this site is available on the entire internet.

--Lachlan Smith 12:22, 26 March 2009 (EST)I'm doing 3) Function (Energy Production)

--Timothy Echevarria 12:41, 26 March 2009 (EST) Apoptosis: See Cytochrome C (and role in electron transport), +ve feedback to ER for release of Calcium for further cytochrome C release, cytotoxic calcium levels and release of cyt C activating caspases for apoptosis.

--Emily Sutherland 20:29, 31 March 2009 (EST)I'm thinking we should also include diseases caused by mutations in the mitochondria if everyone else agrees?

--Timothy Echevarria 17:14, 26 April 2009 (EST) Yep, I think that's a good idea

--Vibha Patil 12:13, 30 April 2009 (EST) hey guys, I've put the bulk of my structure section on the main page now. only proper referencing and a diagram are missing. please have a read through and let me know if anything is missing/ if its too much or whatever. Thanks.

--Vibha Patil 12:16, 30 April 2009 (EST) I'll get onto trying to find a disease related to the structure, if i can.

--Vibha Patil 12:37, 30 April 2009 (EST) possible things to look into:

  • high occurance of complex one malfunctions found in parkinsons patients


--Vibha Patil 12:44, 30 April 2009 (EST)

Ok, so i've cut out the following about the enzymes of the citric acid cycle as you suggested

" such as Citrate synthase and Succinyl-CoA synthetase. The complete oxidation of pyruvate and fatty acids occurs via the citric acid cycle; this cycle takes place in mitochondrial matrix."

if there's any more specific stuff, let me know.

--Vibha Patil 12:54, 30 April 2009 (EST)

I've aso cut out this part:

"Electron transfer from NADH and FADH2 to O2 occurs within the inner membrane which drives a proton motive force across it. This energy is then used to drive ATP synthesis by the F0F1 complex."

--Vibha Patil 12:50, 5 May 2009 (EST)heya guys, just letting you know that i have completed the colour version of the diagram i showed you earlier and if all goes well will try to upload it by tomorrow night.

--Vibha Patil 21:38, 10 May 2009 (EST)hello again, just keeping you guys posted about the diagram; i've decided to upload it onto my usb first and show Mark in the next lab, i just want to check referencing details with him before i post it up onto our site. :)

--Lachlan Smith 22:52, 25 May 2009 (EST)Thanks for taking those things out Vibha, sorry for so long between posts on the main page and here...hopefully i can pump it all out tonight and have my section pretty much finished by tonight :) except for maybe referencing, grrr....

--Lachlan Smith 22:54, 25 May 2009 (EST)also Vibha, if you have a look at my individual page, mines on MFN2 which is related to mitochondrial structure...i've got a couple of diseases related to the structure of mitochondria and defects in MFN2 so i'll put them up in the disease section

--Lachlan Smith 21:53, 26 May 2009 (EST)Hey guys I've added some entries to the glossary and Tim I also linked the entries you put there so they all take you to the glossary :) I also added in a little more to the disease section, let me knwo what you think...


--Timothy Echevarria 22:10, 27 May 2009 (EST) Thanks for that. I just moved some of Em's pictures around and i put pixel entries on your pictures lachlan. I think we should just do some stuff before tomorrow's lab and we should be good.

--Vibha Patil 07:25, 28 May 2009 (EST)Hi everyone, well i've uploaded the 'home-made' image, what do you guys think? I'll try and upload another version of it after the peer evaluation (one with better lighting, sorry guys, wish i was a better techy):) other than that, i think our page is looking pretty sweet. If there are any adjustments you would like me to make, please let me know. Thanks.

--Vibha Patil 07:26, 28 May 2009 (EST)PS: thanx for the idea Em, the photo looks way better than the scanned version! :D

--Lachlan Smith 11:21, 3 June 2009 (EST)Hey vibha if you read this before tomorrow, do you think i would be possible to put something in the legend for your scanned image about where the components you're talkinga bout are located in the mitochondria etc. ? thanks!

I also moved microscopy here.

Microscopes available in SOMS for researchers

  • PALM Laser Capture Microscope – allows DNA or RNA analysis from paraffin and frozen sections
  • Confocal:
    • Leica TCS SP Laser Scanning Microscope (inverted)
    • Olympus FV1000 Laser Scanning Microscope (inverted) – live cell imaging

More information can be found here