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COST Action CA15203 (2016-2021): MitoEAGLE
Evolution-Age-Gender-Lifestyle-Environment: mitochondrial fitness mapping

Lane Nick

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Name Lane Nick, PhD
Nick Lane
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment,

University College London, UK

Address Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
City London
Country UK
Email [email protected]
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  • Nick Lane is a biochemist and writer. He was awarded the inaugural Provost's Venture Research Fellowship in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. Nick leads the UCL Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme, and is a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research. His research is on the role of bioenergetics in the origin of life and the evolution of complex life (

Bioenergetics Communications

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Rodriguez 2023 MitoFit2023Rodríguez E, Bettinazzi S, Inwongwan S, Camus MF, Lane N (2023) Harmonising protocols to measure Drosophila respiratory function in mitochondrial preparations. MitoFit Preprints 2023.4. published in Bioenerg Commun 2023.3.
Rodriguez 2023 BEC2023Rodríguez E, Bettinazzi S, Inwongwan S, Camus MF, Lane N (2023) Harmonizing protocols to measure Drosophila respiratory function in mitochondrial preparations. Bioenerg Commun 2023.3.
Lane 2022 Transformer2022Lane Nick (2022) Transformer: the deep chemistry of life and death. Profile Books:400 pp. ISBN-10: 0393651487
BEC 2020.1 doi10.26124bec2020-0001.v12020Gnaiger E et al ― MitoEAGLE Task Group (2020) Mitochondrial physiology. Bioenerg Commun 2020.1.
Lane 2015 Phil Trans R Soc B2015Lane N (2015) The unseen world: reflections on Leeuwenhoek (1677) 'Concerning little animals'. Phil Trans R Soc B 370:20140344.
Lane 2015 The vital question2015Lane N (2015) The vital question. Why is life the way it is?. WW Norton & Company 352.
Lane 2009 Profile Books, London2009Lane N (2009) Life ascending. The ten great inventions of evolution. Profile Books, London 344 pp.
Lane 2005 Oxford Univ Press2005Lane N (2005) Power, sex, suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life. Oxford University Press. 354 pp.
Lane 2002 Oxford Univ Press2002Lane N (2002) Oxygen: The molecule that made the world. Oxford Univ Press. 374 pp.


Rodriguez 2022 Abstract Bioblast2022P07.
Rodriguez Enrique
Rodríguez Enrique, Inwongwan S, Grover Thomas F, Camus F, Lane N (2022) Mitonuclear interactions impact responses to metabolic and redox stress at different life stages in Drosophila melanogaster. Bioblast 2022: BEC Inaugural Conference. In:
Bettinazzi 2022 Abstract Bioblast2022P01.
Bettinazzi Stefano
Bettinazzi Stefano, Camus F, Dowling DK, Lane N (2022) Linking the mitonuclear genotype with mitochondrial function and organismal fitness. Bioblast 2022: BEC Inaugural Conference. In:
Lane 2022 Abstract Bioblast20221.1.
Nick Lane
Lane Nick (2022) The alpha and omega of metabolism: why the Krebs cycle brings the earth to life and our own lives to an end. Bioblast 2022: BEC Inaugural Conference. In: »Watch the presentation«
Rodriguez 2019 Abstract IOC1412019Rodriguez E, Camus FM, Lane N (2019) Mitochondria as “flux capacitors”: the effect of mitonuclear incompatibilities on mitochondrial physiology, metabolomics profile and gene expression in D. melanogaster. Mitochondr Physiol Network 24.02.
Lane 2012 Abstract Bioblast2012Lane N, Martin WF (2012) The elementary organism: a chemiosmotic LUCA. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Lane MiP20102010Lane N (2010) Mitochondria and the origin of complex life. Abstract MiP2010.
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