Invest in ME are working in
collaboration with Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation of Australia to try to raise the remaining funds required for a new
flow cytometer for use by PHANU -
Population Health and Neuroimmunology Unit.
The focus of PHANU is to investigate the pathomechanism of myalgic encephalomyelitis, as well as to develop novel biomarkers for the early diagnosis of the illness.
Under the leadership of Professors Marshall-Gradisnik and Staines, PHANU
works in close collaboration with Daniel Peterson MD Chief Investigator/Clinician of Simmaron Neuroimmune Research Foundation Nevada
PHANU is seeking to obtain the new flow cytometer to continue their
immunological and genetic investigations. This equipment upgrade is critical
for their ongoing ME/CFS research programme examining spinal fluid and blood
and will allow more advanced analysis of possible pathomechanisms.
The cost of the equipment is AUS$200,000.
So far (August 2012)
Aus$24,000 has been raised.
School of Medical Science
Griffith Health Institute
Population Health and Neuroimmunology Unit (PHANU)
consists of Ross Humphreys,
Professor Sonya Marshall Gradisnik PhD,
Associate Professor (Adjunct)Don Staines MBBS MPH,
Professor (Adjunct)Daniel Peterson MD,
Christine Hunter AM.
Invest in ME are working on
establishing an examination and research facility in Norwich, UK, to
examine and diagnose ME patients properly and perform biomedical research
into ME. The Let's Do It For ME campaign is doing an
incredible job in raising funds for this cause and we are near to
our first objective of getting the initial research project started.
We believe there is room also to highlight worthwhile objectives
Invest in ME have also been working in
collaboration with AHMF, more recently in forming the Clinical
Autoimmunity Working Group which met in London in May and we see this new requirement as an urgent
and necessary addition to our collaborative work.
Invest in ME will therefore be
donating from our own funds as best we can as we believe this is
vitally important. Hopefully the symbolic value of the continuing
collaboration between two national charities will be influential
in convincing other funding bodies to provide funding also.
We invite you to help us. Please support this appeal by
raising awareness of the need. For those able to donate we have set
up a PayPal donation button. All funds donated will be
transferred to the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation at regular
intervals until the equipment can be purchased.
Please use our PayPal button below to donate online
Donate here for the Flow Cytometer for PHANU
Click the Donate button
Alternatively, cheques may also be sent to
Invest in ME, marked AHMF Photo Cytometer, at this address -
Invest in ME
PO Box 561
Donations can also be posted to -
Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation
PO Box 6132
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059
or alternatively faxed to 0011 61 2 9958 6285.
A Donation Form can be accessed at
www.ahmf.org via Donation tab.