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Scientist Spotlight: Derya Unutmaz, M.D.

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cheshire, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Moderator Staff Member

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    https://jaxmecfs.com/2018/01/12/january-2018-spotlight-interview-with-derya-unutmaz/

    Edit: this interview is on the Jackson laboratory MECFS blog. The interviewer, Courtney Gunter, is their program manager.

    (They link to S4ME in their resources page!)
     
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  2. Trish

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    For those who find it too long to read, here are my highlights:

    Derya Unutmaz has 20 years experience in immunology, mainly on HIV and cancer. Now working on ME.

    3 areas of research in his ME study - immunology, microbiome, metabolites.

    They have resources and experts to integrate and analyse the data.

    Their study is longitudinal following a group of patients over 5 years.
    Starting with patients less than 3 years ill with ME.

    In the first year - aim - to recruit all the patients and start collecting data on them.

    He enjoys communicating with patients and has had some good ideas from them that have been incorporated into the study.
     
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  4. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Yeah, we've been in contact with them about some kind of interaction with us. They've said they'd get back in touch but did say they'd put a link to here on their site, nice to see it there. :)
     
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    Dr Unutmaz is motivated to build a good relationship with the patient community.
     
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  6. Andy

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    Wanted to highlight this bit
     
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    Allele Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, a realistic and gracious example of what it's like to be a scientist in the field of ME.
    (Looking at you, EC and SW :cautious: )
     
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    Good!
    I hope they do this
     
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    All sounds good. It's great to get monthly updates..
     
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    On a personal note: ooo! Me me me me me!
    ... :/ always it’s research for other patient groups (oh, you’re not sick enough, young enough, living in Palmerston North already, unaware of the existence of ME/CFS...), now it’s me! But the other side of the world. Ah well. Will wait and see..
     
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