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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)


    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)

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

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    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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