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BIOMARKERS WORKING GROUP

TASKS FOR THE FIRST PERIOD OF THE PROJECT

  • Establish special interest groups within the network able to de-take fragmented research in a harmonised way;
  • Survey in EU countries existing data on potential immunological biomarkers of ME/CFS (cytokine profiles, lymphocyte subsets, adjuvant use epidemiology);
  • Survey in EU countries existing data on potential infection-associated biomarkers of ME/CFS (viral, bacterial and fungal infections);
  • Survey in EU countries existing data on potential genetic and epigenetic biomarkers;
  • Survey in EU countries existing data on neuro-imaging biomarkers.

Our Mission

Objective:
development of panel to allow synergistic use of individual biomarker depositories
towards a common biomarker factory, supporting digitalisation in biomarker deployment and big
data role in ME/CFS research
  • Task 1: To survey European countries existing data on potential infection-associated biomarkers of ME/CFS (viral, bacterial and fungal infections);
  • Task 2: To survey European countries existing data on potential immunological biomarkers of ME/CFS (cytokine profiles, lymphocyte subsets, adjuvant use epidemiology);
  • Task 3: To survey European countries existing data on neurological picture of ME/CFS (including association with similar diseases and symptoms, like fibromyalgia);
  • Task 4: To promote synchronisation of biomarker panels and interpretation, evaluate digitalisation and big data capabilities: to organize two biomarker group meetings per year (could be also teleconferences) to discuss and analyse the existing data on biomarkers usable for laboratory and objective clinical diagnosis of ME/CFS.
Milestones
  • Survey data on existing biomarkers and detection approaches M12,
  • Protocols of meetings – synchronisation panel and personalised care roadmap M43.3.

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The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE

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