Genomics and Predictive Medicine group member, Associate Professor Brett Lidbury (pictured on the right), has been recently awarded $247,745.00 by the The Judith Jane Mason & Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (National Medical Program) to conduct a longitudinal study on chronic fatigue syndrome – myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).
The project will be an extension of a pilot study completed last year with the Melbourne based clinic, CFS Discovery. Of primary interest is the validation of quantitative fatigue responses and relationships with predictive data patterns generated from a range of clinical and diagnostic test data. The project will also involve Associate Professor Mauricio Arco-Burgos, who will coordinate exome capture analysis of CFS/ME participants.
Importantly, these investigations will for the first time seek a potential serum biomarker for chronic fatigue severity. The project is in collaboration with Professor David de Kretser at the Monash Institute of Medical Research – PHI, and commercialisation partner Paranta Biosciences, also based in Melbourne.