Research Fund Update for NRP Projects
Finding, Facilitating Funding Biomedical Research into ME
We sgtart off the New Year with an update to our gut microbiota and related projects being performed at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME in Norwich Research Park due to some very kind donations to our research being carried out in Norwich Research Park.
We have recently received a wonderful donation from the Freemasons in Norwich and from
a Ladies Sunday Lunch raffle in Norwich.
IiMER have decided to supplement this with funds from our biomedical research funds in order to make the total up to £2000.
This means that the total we have now raised for past, current and planned projects at UEA/IFR Centre of Excellence for ME is £181,000.
The cheques were presented at a dinner just before Christmas in Norwich.
Collecting the donations on behalf of Invest in ME Research were Dr Ian Gibson, Professor Simon Carding and Professor Tom Wileman , from IFR/UEA.
At the dinner Dr Gibson and Professors Carding and Wileman spoke of the charity and the research into ME being undertaken at UEA and IFR.
More details of this wil be availble from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) site soon.
We are indebted to the Masons and the Ladies for this wonderful gesture.
We are now funding future phases of the work to build the Centre of Excellence for ME foundations.
More about this research is available here.
Please join our CofEforME support campaign - click here
Our mascot, Professor Ldifme, was created by our supporters in the Let's Do It For ME team.
Ways to help us are shown in the column at the right of our page.
Do not forget our public lectures in Norwich on 26th January 2017.
Dr Øystein Fluge and his team from Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, will be giving a public lecture on the ground-breaking research using rituximab to treat ME.
Professor Simon Carding of University of East Anglia/Institute of Food Research will also be speaking. Professor Carding is leading a team of ME researchers in Norwich.
The lectures will take place at The Assembly House, Norwich beginning at 18.30 - more details here
Helping to Energise ME Research
Below are ways to help the charity fund the research and the work that is carried out by the charity - and to influence and inform, not just by words but by actions.
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 European 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.
Additionally, this strategy will improve education amongst clinicians and encourage more researchers to become involved in this disease.
Centre of Excellence
Funding of a UK/European Centre for research and European collaboration
For the biomedical research fund to fund new research projects at the Centre or connected
For education of medical students,bursaries for young/ECR researchers and clinical fellowships for GPs