In April, 2020, mitoNET transformed into MITO2i and became an official institutional strategic initiative of the University of Toronto.

MITO2i brings together a network of researchers, clinicians, patients and advocates, academic institutions, NGOs and industry partners working together with a common mission – to transform our understanding of the role of mitochondria in human health and disease.

As mitochondrial research continues to accelerate, a lack of infrastructure for collaboration, knowledge integration and coordinated data-sharing prevents the development of a comprehensive, big-picture understanding of this crucial and emerging area of medicine that plays a role in many diseases and spans multiple disciplines, and areas of research.

The MitoCanada Foundation was a founding partner in this transformational initiative (formerly known as mitoNET), and supported the development of the Thomas C. Zachos Chair in Mitochondrial Research at the University of Toronto. 

Together with its partners, the MITO2i aims to deliver supporting technologies, integrative platforms, and interdisciplinary knowledge that will lead to a paradigm shift in the way clinicians approach the diagnosis and treatment of disease and consider the potential role of mitochondrial dysfunction in multiple and prevalent medical conditions.

Click here to learn more about MITO2i.