Dr Lewis is a Senior Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and his work currently focuses on the following areas:
- Discovery of ME/CFS biomarkers
- Epigenetics and major depression
- Precision medicine for mental health
Dr Lewis spoke about the research currently being carried out at SAHMRI, looking at biomarkers for ME/CFS. The research is being co-led with Dr Michael Musker and several of our members have participated as research subjects.
The aim of the study is to look at inflammatory molecules, also known as cytokines, over an 8 hour period, to observe the influence of the circadian rhythm, and see if there is a difference between patients and controls across the day.
It was a very interesting talk, with Martin also explaining the processes used in the laboratory to ensure accurate and reliable results.
Members can access a recording of Martin's talk, slides and a summary, in Member Resources.