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Biochemistry Seminar: Emeritus Professor Warren Tate

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) has remained a mystery lifelong debilitating disease for many years with little public profile, despite affecting 15-30 million people worldwide, and 20,000 in New Zealand. The lack of a molecular-based diagnostic test led to a strong belief the disease was an imagined somatic symptom disorder. In New Zealand, ME/CFS patients have been poorly served by health professionals and social agencies.

We have completed multiple molecular preclinical studies on affected patients and have established unequivocal evidence of a complex disturbance to their biochemistry, their DNA epigenetic code and overall physiology. Public recognition and awareness of ME/CFS has suddenly skyrocketed, with post SARS-CoV-2 patients exhibiting symptoms mimicking those of ME/CFS. The global incidence of ME/CFS may double as a result of this pandemic.

Date Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Academic
Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentBiochemistry
LocationBiochemistry Seminar Room G.13 (BIG13), Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameDepartment of Biochemistry
Contact Emailbiochemistry@otago.ac.nz

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