ME/CFS Research Roadmap Webinar Series: Metabolism

October 26, 2023 | 11:00 - 3:45 PM

This event was part of the ME/CFS Research Roadmap Webinar Series, which took place between August 2023 and January 2024. The webinar focused on metabolism and speakers, including researchers and people with lived experience, described current research, knowledge gaps, and future research opportunities for ME/CFS.

The webinar series is part of a larger effort led by NINDS to develop a Research Roadmap for ME/CFS, which will identify research priorities to move the field toward translational studies and clinical trials. Learn more about the roadmap process on the NANDS Council ME/CFS Research Roadmap Working Group page.


Time Topic Speakers/Moderators
11:00 AM ET Welcome Remarks Vicky Whittemore, PhD
  Session 1 Moderator: Alain Moreau, PhD
Université de Montréal, Canada
11:05 AM ET Lived Perspective of a Patient: Progress Made via Self-education, Determination, Self-tracking, and Analysis Chris Wikman
11:20 AM ET The Interplay Between Metabolism and Immunology in ME/CFS Shuzhao Li, PhD
Jackson Laboratories, USA
12:00 PM ET Investigations and Consequences of Altered Metabolism in ME/CFS Immune Cells Jessica Maya, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow / Dr. Maureen Hanson’s Lab
Cornell University, USA
12:30 PM ET Single-cell Raman Technologies for Diagnosis and Investigation of ME/CFS Immune Cells Jiaboa Xu, PhD
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
1:10 PM ET Break  
  Session 2 Moderator: Alain Moreau, PhD
1:40 PM ET Studying Metabolomics in ME/CFS: A Computational Perspective Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, USA
2:20 PM ET Microbial metabolism in ME/CFS pathogenesis: The state of supporting evidence and prevailing knowledge gaps Brent Williams, PhD
Columbia University, New York City, USA
3:00 PM ET Metabolic Characterisation of Biofluids in ME/CFS Chris Armstrong, PhD
Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
3:40 PM ET Closing Remarks Vicky Whittemore, PhD
3:45 PM ET Adjourn  


NINDS ME/CFS Research Roadmap

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