The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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#OMFScienceWednesdays-Dr. Lars Steinmetz (video!)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Ben H, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Ben H

    Ben H OMF Correspondent

    Hi guys,

    Happy #OMFScienceWednesday!

    Today we profile Dr. Lars Steinmetz, a new member of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at Stanford. Dr. Steinmetz, a Professor of Genetics, is known for his contributions to the understanding of how genetic variations lead to physiological traits, including disease. He did his PhD at Stanford University with our Scientific Advisory Board Director Dr. Ron Davis, and is skilled in inventing technologies that reveal new aspects of genome biology. Dr. Davis calls him one of the best geneticists he knows!

    In this video of his presentation to a public (non-scientist) audience, Dr. Steinmetz talks about the revolutions that have taken place in genomics and how they are changing the way scientists study disease. He mentions the All of Us Initiative by the National Institutes of Health that is now recruiting 1 million volunteers in the US to study the role of genetics in health. He also talks about personal lifestyle changes he has made because of his own genetic profile – and how new technologies are making breakthroughs into a rare disease his team is studying in collaboration with patients, their families, and an international team of scientists.

    Dr. Steinmetz’s scientific track record makes him an ideal part of the #MECFS research community as the evidence mounts for a genetic component of the disease. Some of the latest technologies developed by his team for analyzing single cells will also be very useful (more on that in a later post). We are glad to be funding his research!

    Read more about Dr. Steinmetz and his research here:

    Learn more about Dr. Steinmetz’s research and its relevance to #MECFS here:



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  2. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

    Thanks for posting! I was very excited when I first found out about Lars Steinmetz being part of the ME/CFS research center at Stanford because he is German (the video is also recorded in Germany).
    ME (or rather chronic tiredness syndrome as G39.3 is called by ICD 10 here) is thought to be non-existent or psychosomatic in Germany (with the exception of the small 3-people-team at the Charite that got zero Euro funding so far). I'd love to hear his thoughts about ME and Germany. :)

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