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Ramsey award program - 5 research groups awarded

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Helen, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Helen

    Helen Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Congratulations to the research groups getting grants for further studies!

    Announcing the 2017 SMCI Ramsay Award Program Results

    October 31, 2017

    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is pleased to announce the 2017 Ramsay Research Program Awards. Now in its second year, the Ramsay Award is a competitive program that funds ME/CFS researchers at every stage of their careers.

    The top 5 proposals selected for 2017 represent a diverse range of topics including immunology, bioenergetics, metabolomics, microbiome, and neuroendocrine biology.

    Each award is funded for a one-year period with the possibility of extension. All proposals are subject to a rigorous peer review process.

    “Through this program, we seek to encourage participatory investigations, accelerate new discoveries, and reduce barriers for entry into the challenging yet rewarding field of ME/CFS. This worldwide program is part of our organization’s overall research strategy to unravel the complexity of ME/CFS and find a cure.”
    - Dr. Zaher Nahle, SMCI’s vice president for research and scientific programs.

    Our 2017 Ramsay teams come from six countries and reflect a strong representation of women scientists. Go HERE to read more.


    Team 1 (Sweden): Biomarkers for initiation (infection) and metabolic derangement in ME/CFS


    Team 2 (USA & Spain): Effect of ME/CFS on epigenetic regulation in specific immune cell types


    Team 3 (United Kingdom): Investigating alterations in the intestinal virome in CFS/ME


    Team 4 (Germany): Immunometabolism of T cells and monocytes in ME/CFS


    Team 5 (Israel): Deciphering antibody reactivities against autoantigens & the microbiome in ME/CFS
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  2. BurnA

    BurnA Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Really impressed with Solve, these all look like worthy candidates.
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  3. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Team 4's study - Immunometabolism of T cells and monocytes in ME/CFS - seems timely, considering the recent couple of hints at T cell involvement.
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