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M.E. highlighted at new Phenome Centre launch event

May 23, 2016

M.E. was highlighted as a field that could benefit from world-class facilities as the University of Birmingham’s new £8million Phenome Centre at its official launch today.

Clare Ogden, Head of Communications and Policy, Action for M.E., attended the launch event, where scientists including Prof Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, gathered to hear how the new centre is fully equipped to provide expertise in metabolomics, bioinformatics and biochemistry.

Giving an overview of its capabilities and capacity, Phenome Centre Director Prof Mark Viant used the recently announced MEGA project as an example of work already under development, and highlighted how M.E. is described by many to be one the greatest scientific challenges yet to be solved, using a slide provided by Action for M.E. Molecular phenotyping could be key in unlocking the biology of M.E., said Prof Viant.