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New M.E. technologies: our AGM and conference

October 26, 2016

What new technologies might be used to unlock the biology of M.E.? That’s the question Dr Warwick Dunn will consider when he presents at Action for M.E.’s AGM and conference next month.

Dr Dunn is the Director of Mass Spectrometry at the University of Birmingham’s £8million Phenome Centre, which has highlighted M.E. as a field that could benefit from the centre’s world-class facilities. Speaking at the centre’s opening event in May, Dr Dunn’s colleague and Phenome Centre Director Prof Mark Viant used a slide provided by Action for M.E. to highlight that molecular phenotyping could be used to investigate the biology of M.E.

Molecular phenotyping looks at the specific molecules produced by our genes, and the interplay between our genes and our environment. In terms of M.E., this could help us to understand more about symptoms and their causes.

Alongside Dr Dunn on the Collaborating for change conference programme, delegates will hear updates on the work we are undertaking at local, national and international levels to better meet the needs of people with M.E., and have the opportunity to share their views in a roundtable discussion session.

The conference takes place in central London on Friday 18 November, and places are free. Anyone affected by or with an interest in M.E. is welcome, including carers, health and social care professionals, researchers and policy-makers, and the venue is fully accessible with a quiet room, refreshments and hot buffet lunch provided. Find out more and book your place now at