Event on 07 October, 2023

AGM and Seminar: Dr Anna Brooks, Cellular Immunologist and Researcher

Topic: Microclots and the connections to ME/CFS and Long COVID..

Dr Anna Brooks

Dr Anna Brooks, Senior Research Fellow at the Maurice Wilkins Centre at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is an experienced cellular immunologist and ME/CFS and Long COVID researcher. She is an expert in advanced cell characterisation, using high dimensional spectral flow cytometry.

Her research focuses on understanding immune deviations caused by infectious diseases, with a recent study to understand the underlying immune dysfunction of Long COVID and ME/CFS.

Joining the Seminar

Saturday 7 October, 2:00pm.

Members will receive an email with the instructions on how to connect up via Zoom. The link may also be found in Member Resources under Links to Upcoming events.

  • Call opens: 1:30pm (time to acquaint yourself with Zoom)
  • AGM: 2:00pm
  • Dr Brooks' presentation
  • Question time
  • Social catch-up

If you would like help in setting up Zoom on your device, please email or ph 0493 468 288 by Monday 2 October.

If you would like to attend the online seminar, but you are not currently a member, please join before 5pm Friday 6 October. Membership is only $5.

If you are not able to join us on the day, members will be able to access a recording of Dr Brooks' talk, a written summary of the talk, as well as the slides from her presentation, in Member Resources, soon after the seminar.

Background information on the topic

ME/CFS and fibrinaloid microclots

The Occurrence of Hyperactivated Platelets and Fibrinaloid Microclots in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Long COVID and fibrin microclots

A central role for amyloid fibrin microclots in long COVID/PASC: origins and therapeutic implications

For an understanding in plain English, you may like to watch the following five short videos by Gez Medinger, a UK investigative journalist who has Long COVID.

  • Episode 1: The Microclot Pathology of Long Covid (Dr Laubscher) (12 mins)
  • Episode 2: The Research with Professors Pretorius and Kell. (16 mins)
  • Episode 3: The Big Picture with Professors Pretorius and Kell. (15 mins)
  • Episode 4: How to Treat Microclots with Dr Jaco Laubscher. (17 mins)
  • Episode 5: Can Nattokinase Break Down Microclots? With Professors Pretorius and Kell. (5 mins)

Last edited: 27 August, 2023