Jonathan Edwards

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Professor Jonathan Edwards is an Emeritus Professor of Connective Tissue Medicine at University College London (UCL) in the UK. Professor Edwards was instrumental in the discovery of the use of B-cell depletion therapy (Rituximab) to treat rheumatoid arthritis.[1]

B-cell Depletion ME/CFS Research[edit]

Professor Edwards became interested in the possible use of Rituximab to treat ME/CFS after attending the Invest in ME International ME Conference in May 2013 and subsequently agreed to advise on and lead the effort.[2]

Phoenix Rising[edit]

Professor Edwards once served on the board of directors of the online patient community Phoenix Rising.[3] He is active in its online forums.[4]

Science for ME[edit]

Professor Edwards is currently active on the Science for ME forum. [5]

Open Letter to The Lancet[edit]

Two open letters to the editor of The Lancet urged the editor to commission a fully independent review of the PACE trial, which the journal had published in 2011. The first, written in 2015, was signed by Dr. Edwards and 5 of his colleagues. In 2016, thirty-six additional colleagues in the ME/CFS field, signed the second letter.

Publications Related to ME/CFS[edit]

Talks & Interviews[edit]

See Also[edit]


  1. B cell depletion: an effective therapy in rheumatoid arthritis
  2. UK rituximab Trial - Statements By Professor Jonathan Edwards and Invest in ME - July 2013
  4. Jonathan Edwards
  5. Science for ME profile page for Professor Edwards
  6. Edwards, J.C.W., McGarth, S., Baldwin, A., Livingstone, M., Kewley, A. (2016). The biological challenge of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: a solvable problem. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior 4 (2):63-69. doi: 10.1080/21641846.2016.1160598

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