Australia hosts research symposium on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome

by Sasha Nimmo Emerge Australia is hosting an international research symposium on the biological basis, diagnosis, treatment and managment of Myalgic Encephalomylitis and chronic fatigue syndrome in Geelong (near Melbourne), Australia. Parts of the symposium will be live-streamed here. On Wednesday 13 March, Griffith University's Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik and Professor Donald Staines will chair a … Continue reading Australia hosts research symposium on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome

Meet the Scientists: Prof Don Staines

Head shot of Prof Don Staines in suit and striped tie, smiling and standing in front of a Griffith Uni building

By Sasha Nimmo Professor Don Staines is co-director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) at Australia’s Griffith University, with Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik. Together they have published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. Professor Staines is an author of the International Consensus Criteria for ME. Professor Staines … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Prof Don Staines

New Australian Research Network holding scientific workshop on ME

cut out shapes on a La Trobe University building

by Sasha Nimmo Five Australian universities have joined together, along with the CFS Discovery Clinic, to form the ME/CFS Discovery Research Network or MDRN to collaborate and foster biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The network includes: La Trobe University (including Dr Paul Fisher) University of Melbourne (including Dr Neil McGregor and Dr Chris Armstrong) Monash … Continue reading New Australian Research Network holding scientific workshop on ME

Meet the Scientists: Prof Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik standing outside a Griffith University building wearing a green top.

By Sasha Nimmo Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik is the co-director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) at Australia’s Griffith University, along with Prof Don Staines, and they have been working in the field of chronic fatigue syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for nine years. She is an author of the  International Consensus Criteria … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Prof Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Meet the Scientists: Fane Mensah

Fane Mensah leaning on a railing on a ferry on Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge in the background

by Sasha Nimmo Fane Mensah is a scientist specialising in infection and immunity at the University College London. Fane recently came to Australia to work alongside Chris Armstrong at Bio 21, Melbourne University.  Fane and Chris Armstrong received a research grant by an US organisation, Solve ME/CFS Initiative, to work on a cross-disciplinary project combining … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Fane Mensah

Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

Chris Armstrong, David Tuller and Fane Mensah standing outside the Department of Health

By Sasha Nimmo Dr David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, Christopher Armstrong of Melbourne University, Australia, and Fane Mensah of University College London, UK, met with Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, in Canberra recently. Scientists Mr Armstrong and Mr Mensah briefed Prof Murphy on their own metabolomic and immunological research … Continue reading Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer