European ME Research Group for Early Career Researchers

The Future for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Young EMERG SPARK ME Workshop

The next Young EMERG workshop June 2024

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European Early Career Investigators for ME Network

The European ME Research Group (EMERG) is a network of European ME researchers who formed to collaborate and share knowledge in research into myalgic encephalomyeltis (ME) and establish high quality, coordinated and sustained biomedical research into the disease.

In order to build capacity and encourage early career researchers to consider making a career of research into ME the group has created Young EMERG - European ME Research Group early career researcher network.
Young EMERG brings together the new wave of researchers to form a European support base which can facilitate collaboration with early career investigators in other continents.


An Early Career Researcher is defined an individual who is within a few years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or their first academic appointment.

Young EMERG is the Young or Early Career ME Researcher network formed with the European ME Research Group (EMERG) and is set up to support and encourage early career researchers in Europe to enter or pursue a career in research into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

The network provides a single European early career researcher forum for those involved in, or interested in, developing a career in research into ME. A network where members can come together to discuss life as an early career researcher, where ideas can be generated and shared, and where collaboration can be developed to allow opportunities for those young or early career researchers who are already involved in biomedical research into ME, or involved in another research area which may be of relevance to understanding ME.

By collaborating across Europe we can harness the best talents from the best institutions who are intent on working together.
This will assist in building the capacity of research resources within Europe that is necessary for major discovery about this disease to take place. Importantly, it allows the continuation of research and creates foundations for making progress in the building of a base of European fundamental research into ME.


– Young EMERG associate – attended the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Immunology Winter School in Zakopane, Poland.
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The developing plans for the Young EMERG Workshop for 2024 - which will be the fourth early career researcher workshop formed by UK charity Invest in ME Research to follow the annual research colloquium.
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"Advancing Research and Treatment: An Overview of Clinical Trials in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Future Perspectives"
Accepted: 30 December 2023 / Published: 6 January 2024
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Working together with NIH SPARK-ME event for early career researchers
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Young EMERG Meetings and Conferences

A summary of planned events in which Young EMERG will participate or arrange.
These include workshops and conferences.


The latest workshop organised by UK charity Invest in ME Research and Young EMERG at the International ME Conference week arranged by the charity during 25 June 2024.

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A new meeting of early career researchers planned for Washington


A workshop organised by Young EMERG at the IIMEC15 International ME Conference on 2 June 2023.

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