On #InternationalMEAwarenessDay
Research Fund Update for #CofEforME Projects

Finding Facilitating Funding Mainstreaming Energising Doing Biomedical Research into ME

An update to our gut microbiota and related projects being performed at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME in Norwich Research Park brings the total raised so far for projects there to £188,000.

Thanks to our supporters maintaining the momentum in establishing this major UK and European hub for research into ME - joining together the research we have initiated at UEA/Quadram Institute Biosciences, UCL and Oxford and the international links established with European and USA institutes.

We are now funding the future phases of the work for the UK Centre of Excellence for ME foundations.

Our aim is to have at least three PhDs starting each year at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME.
We hope to supplement this with medical students intercalating in their fourth year of study and contributing to the ongoing biomedical research.
We also wish to add post-doc positions to add more weight to the overall research programme.

More about the research projects within the Research Park is available here. and details of the project leading to the UK rituximab cklinical trial are here.

A foundation of biomedical research is now established for substantial and continuing research into this disease which is blighting the lives of so many patients and their families around the world.
Preparations are also underway for a UK clinical trial of rituximab and with major European and international collaboration.

This opportunity provides the best possibility for progressing biomedical research into ME and we invite you to support us in this endeavour.

With enough support we can achieve this and make lasting progress in researching and treating this disease.

For major funders and philanthropists this is an opportunity to resolve a major issue and give back the lives to so many people.

Invest in ME Research is a charity committed to bringing high-quality biomedical research to discover the aetiology and produce treatments for this disease in the quickest time-frame possible.

Please help us with this objective.

Please help us raise funds and awareness for this. Join our CofEforME C-Selfie support campaign - click here

Ways to help us are shown in the column at the right of our page.

The charity is preparing for its 2017 2-day Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium 7 (our annual seventh research colloquium) and the 12th International ME Conference 2017 - both events in London.

With major institutes in attendance from around the world, and with both NIH and CDC participating, these events will further help progress biomedical research into this disease.

Helping to Energise ME Research

Our aim is to develop and sustain high-quality biomedical research into ME within a Centre of Excellence hub and with European collaboration with other institutes. This will lead to fundamental science being performed leading to multi-site clinical trials, improvement in standards and data analysis, the development of treatments, improvement of diagnosis and a more informed view of this disease amongst the media and the public. This strategy will also improve education amongst clinicians and encourage more researchers to become involved in this disease.
Thank you for supporting the work carried out by the charity to help us to influence and to inform, not just by words but by actions.

Last Update April 2017