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Driving research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS),
Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia and Post COVID .

A global community of scientists and clinicians committed to fast-tracking ME/CFS research


Under the guidance of our scientific advisory board chair, world-renowned geneticist Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has brought together expert scientists and clinicians for a bold international collaborative research project coined “The End ME/CFS Project.”

OMF Canada’s goal is to help fund this project to develop a diagnostic tool, deliver treatments, and ultimately find a cure for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS).

Using my expertise in clinical systems biology in the fields of medicine, genomics, proteomics, and computational biology, I hope to establish a new paradigm for how ME/CFS is understood, diagnosed, managed and treated.

Ronald W. Davis, PhD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board


A vital part of The End ME/CFS Project is to financially support goal-directed research centres that work collaboratively with each other and the global research community of scientists and clinicians. The strategy is to constantly remain focused on fast-tracking research so that diagnosis, treatments, and a cure can be available to patients as soon as possible. This method of funding a research network ensures the persistence of a long-term, committed, and multi-pronged research initiative.

Millions are needed annually to support The End ME/CFS Project. OMF and OMFCA have set an aggressive goal to raise $20+ million per year from grants and donations. Join the campaign to end Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) by donating, ask your friends, family, and peers to give to the ground-breaking research.

These initiatives stand to impact millions whose lives have been overturned by ME/CFS.

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD
Chief Medical Officer

The Research Centres

OMF has funded the launch of five Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Collaborative Research Centres. The centres and their working groups are building a repository of data using a series of innovative analytical techniques and multi-omics platforms (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics). Currently, this data is informing the development of diagnostic technologies, hypotheses of the underlying cause of the disease, and potential treatments to trial. OMFCA is supporting the Centres at Montreal, Stanford and Harvard Universities.

OMF Funded Collaborative Research Centres


Stanford University
Ronald W. Davis, PhD
Laurel Crosby, PhD

Mark M. Davis, PhD
Mike Snyder, PhD
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
Craig Heller, PhD
Lars Steinmetz, PhD
Fereshteh Jahaniani, PhD
Mohsen Nemat-Gorgani, PhD
Peidong Shen, PhD
Amit Saha, PhD
Eric Shaqfeh, PhD
Juan Santiago, PhD
Gozde Durmus, PhD
Julie Wilhelmy
William Robinson, MD
Curt Scharfe, MD
David Kaufman, MD



Rahim Esfandyarpour, PhD

San Jose State University

Anand Ramasubramanian, PhD

Integrative Bioinformatics
Robert Phair, PhD
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Richard Smith, PhD
Jon Jacob, PhD
Wei-Jun Qian, PhD

Open Medicine Foundation

Linda Tannenbaum
Christopher Armstrong, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD
Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
Donna Felsenstein, MD
Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD
Amel Karaa, MD
Michael VanElzakker, PhD
H. Shaw Warren, MD
Yongming Yu, MD, PhD
Andrew Alexander, MBA

Cornell University

Maureen Hanson, PhD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Anthony Komaroff, MD
David Systrom, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Janet Mullington, PhD

University of Birmingham, UK


Janet Lord, PhD

University of Nottingham


Philip Atherton, PhD
Paul Greenhaff, PhD

Uppsala University, Sweden
Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD,

Kumari Ubhayasekhera, PhD
Annie Bynke
Rizwan Muhammad
Torsten Gordh, MD, PhD



Carmen Scheibenbogen, MD, PhD

Karolinska Institutet/Stora Sköndal

Per Julin, MD, PhD
Jonas Axelsson, MD, PhD
Anders Rehnström, MD
Anna Lindquist, MD
Emelie Karlsson, RN

Linköping University


Anders Rosén, MD, PhD
Björn Ingelsson,  PhD
Eirini Apostoulo, PhD

Bragée Clinics

Bo C. Bertilsson, MD, PhD
Björn Bragée, MD
Gunnar Olsson, MD, PhD
Britt Bragée, PhD
Gabriella Bernhoff
Brandon Drum
Michael Fahlqvist, MD
Michos Anastasios, MD
Jason Kost BSc  

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Université de Montréal

Alain Moreau
Anita Franco, MSc
Yaned Gaitan MSc
Viorica Lascau MSc
Sophie Perreault, RN 
Valerie Tremblay, RN
Iurie Caraus, PhD
Wesam Elremaly, PhD
Corinne Leveau BSc
Evguenia Nepotchatykh BSc
Lynda Chalder MSc
Marie-Yvonne Akoume PhD
Valérie Marcil Ph

University of Vermont


Dawei Li, PhD
Jason Kost BSc