Fund Update for CofE B-cell/Rituximab Research

Facilitating Fasttracking Research into ME

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A new update to our B-cell/rituximab projects being funded at UCL which brings the total raised so far for projects there to £504,000.
This has helped fund a preliminary B-cell study performed at UCL and the PhD and B-cell research being performed by Fane Mensah under supervision of Dr Jo Cambridge.
All of this work, we have been informed, has been of huge importance for the Norwegian researchers at Haukeland University in Bergen as well as establishing a solid base of research into ME in the UK.
This has also meant that a productive and continuing collaboration has been formed between the IiMER-funded researchers in the UK and the Norwegian researchers - one of the main objectives of Invest in ME Research in building a strategy of biomedical research in Europe.

This also is extending now with the visit of the Haukeland research team to Norwich at the end of January 2017 to collaborate in preparing the UK rituximab Trial - click here.

We are now funding future phases of the work to build the Centre of Excellence for ME foundations.

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

We welcome support to establish the UK Centre of Excellence for ME.

Ways to help us are shown in the column at the right of our page.

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

Our current funding targets and status are shown below