Carl Fratter is a Clinical Scientist and leads the mitochondrial genetics team within the Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories. He has specialised in the genetic diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders for over 15 years. Carl and the rest of the team collaborate closely with clinical and research colleagues in order to translate new research findings into diagnostic practice, and to provide an optimal service which is linked to the clinical service. He has particular interest and expertise in disorders of mitochondrial DNA maintenance. Carl has been a Registered Clinical Scientist since 2004 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2008. Before that he obtained Masters degrees at the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham.