Donations Update for CofE B-cell/Rituximab Research

Mainstreaming Fasttracking Research into ME

A new update to our B-cell/rituximab projects being funded at UCL which brings the total raised so far for projects there to £503,000.

We are now funding future phases of the work to develop further the Centre of Excellence for ME approach which currently has 5 PhDs working on research into ME plus students involved.

Our dedicated microsite for that project with more details is available here.

Please join our CofEforME support campaign - click here

Our mascot, Professor Ldifme, was created by our supporters and indicates the B-cell/rituximab total - posters by LDIFME's Jan Laverick.

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


Our current funding targets and status are shown here -

Our Current Funding Streams

Please click on the progress circles below to see the options to contribute to these funds and donate if possible.

CofE for ME
B-cell/Ritux

Trial
Gut Microbiota
Medical

Students

Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3. and promoting better education about ME.

The charity is run by volunteers - patients or parents of children with ME - with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum to enable all funds raised to go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME.

The charity decided early on that biomedical research into ME was crucial in order to make progress in treating this disease. We also decided that education of healthcare staff, the media, government departments, patient groups and patients was to be a priority.

The charity's objectives are to initiate, maintain and augment a strategy of high-quality biomedical research into ME, to provide education about ME, and to raise awareness of the effects of the disease on patients and families.

We are a small charity but with a growing number of supporters who have big hearts - and a determination to get the best possible research to be carried out to find the cause of myalgic encephalomyelitis and develop treatments.

We have links nationwide and also internationally.

Invest in ME Research is a founder member of the European ME Alliance (EMEA), a collaboration of European national charities and organisations.

We do not receive and have never received funding from government or government organisations.

The charity organises an annual research Colloquium and conference regularly attracting delegates from over 15 countries and now funds research at IFR/UEA and UCL as well as influencing collaboration elsewhere.

Our conferences and colloquiums were organised from the beginning in order to provide a platform for research and a means of facilitating education about ME.

In order to bring the best education and research to bear on ME and to find and facilitate the best strategy of research into this disease the charity welcomes support for our work.