Journal of IiME Volume 9 Issue 1 Her research in the area of exercise immunology has also contributed to the body of knowledge relating to the effect of doping in sport and she serves as Sports Medicine Australia's national spokesperson in this area. The vital research conducted by Professor Marshall has attracted more than $1 million in grant funding and she has produced 21 peerreviewed papers, five book chapters and one provisional patent. In 2008 Dr Marshall was joint leader of the Bond University team responsible for developing the BioSMART program. The team was awarded a prestigious Australian Teaching and Learning Council Award (formerly known as the Carrick Award) for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and for the quality of student learning over a sustained period of time. Abstract: Not available at time of printing – but will be made available on Invest in ME web site. Dr John Chia ME and chronic enterovirus infection: An Update on pathogenesis Dr Chia is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Torrance, California, USA and has published research recently (Chronic fatigue syndrome associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach) on the role of enteroviruses in the aetiolgy of ME/CFS – an area which has been implicated as one of the triggers by a number of studies. There are more than 70 different types of enteroviruses that can affect the central nervous system, heart and muscles, all of which is consistent with the symptoms of ME/CFS. May 2015 By analysing samples of stomach tissue from 165 patients with CFS, Dr. Chia's team discovered that 82% of these individuals had high levels of enteroviruses in their digestive systems. Dr Chia's research may result in the development of antiviral drugs to treat the debilitating symptoms of ME/CFS. Dr Chia is President of the Enterovirus Foundation and Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. Abstract: Not available at time of printing – but will be made available on Invest in ME web site. Dr Claire Hutchinson Biomarkers: Visual Processing and ME/CFS Dr Claire Hutchinson is a lecturer in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Leicester. As a vision scientist the majority of her work is concerned with how visual sensory information is encoded by the human visual system. Her research includes healthy visual perception, age-related visual decline, and visual markers of 'non-visual' illnesses. It is this latter strand of research that led her to study vision-related problems in ME/CFS. Invest in ME (Charity Nr. 1114035) www.investinme.org Page 50 of 57

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