A new era in M.E. research: Interview with Grand Challenge epigenomics professor

Professor George Davey Smith
Professor George Davey Smith
In March I interviewed Professor Davey Smith to find out what his specialism of epigenomics could bring to the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative’s Grand Challenge and what this method of research could reveal about M.E.

The Grand Challenge is a large-scale biomedical research project in the planning stages by the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC), bringing together top researchers from M.E. and other areas of health research to pool their knowledge, research techniques and findings.

I interviewed Professor Davey Smith for his guest blog post on Action for M.E.’s CEO blog. The epigenomics professor is internationally known as a leading figure in epidemiology and his recent commitment to join the Grand Challenge has been widely welcomed as part of what Stephen Holgate, Chair of the CMRC, describes as the project’s “dream team” of researchers.

Some patients have been waiting for over 30 years to see biomedical research on this sort of grand scale. This is exciting news, as these techniques are on trend in health research at the moment and are really promising.

Read CEO blog: Prof George Davey Smith on the Grand Challenge | Action for ME

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