Contractual arrangements for a new research study at Oxford University funded by our dedicated Ramsay Research Fund were being finalised today. The aim is to start this work in the middle of February.
The research will involve blood samples from the ME/CFS Biobank to look for possible biomarkers and markers of disease activity in people with severe ME/CFS.
More info here in our December 2016 website announcement:
There will also now be collaboration with a scientist in Oxford who is working in this area of research.
The ME/CFS Biobank, part of the University College London Biobank, is funded by our Ramsay Research Fund (RRF).
More info here:
End of year report from the ME/CFS Biobank here:
In addition, discussions have been taking place with Dr Karl Morten and colleagues in Oxford about how the extra money raised by our Christmas Make ME Better Appeal – together with some top-up funding from our Ramsay Research Fund – can be used to strengthen the first ever study in the UK that will involve metabolomic research into ME/CFS.
The rapidly growing interest in biomedical ME/CFS research that is now taking place at the University of Oxford is very exciting news and it looks as though Oxford could now become a real Centre of Excellence for biomedical research into ME/CFS.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CHRISTMAS APPEAL FOR MORE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (AND OTHER WORK AT OXFORD)
Dr Karl Morten is also being funded by our Ramsay Research Fund to carry out research into mitochondrial function in ME/CFS:
And this involves collaboration with other research groups being funded by the MEA RRF to carry out research into the role of mitochondria in ME/CFS:
OUR RAMSAY RESEARCH FUND – CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO FIND OUT MORE
Dr Charles Shepherd
Hon Medical Adviser, ME Association