Chris Ponting

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Professor Chris Ponting (Christopher Paul Ponting) is a British researcher with a special interest in genomics and bioinformatics.[1][2] Prof. Ponting is Section Head at Biomedical Genomics, Chair of Medical Bioinformatics, and a Principal Investigator at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.[1][2]

In 2018, Professor Ponting replaced Esther Crawley as Deputy Chair of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC).[3] He is also a long term friend of ME patient and activist Simon McGrath.[4]

Chris has been on the editorial boards of many different research journals and founded CGAT, a training center funded by the UK's Medical Research Council.

Professional organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science
  • Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

ME/CFS research[edit | edit source]

Professor Ponting is principle investigator on a large study that will use the UK Biobank data to "investigate the biomolecular and genetic bases to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)".[5]

DecodeME[edit | edit source]

Ponting is principle investigator for DecodeME, the largest ever study of genetic factors in ME/CFS.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Professor Christopher Paul Ponting FMedSci FRSE". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. March 24, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Professor Chris Ponting". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  3. "The CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) Announces Major Change in Policy and New Deputy Chair | 07 March 2018". ME Association. March 7, 2018. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  4. "Science for ME written Q&A with Prof Chris Ponting". Science for ME. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. "Using UK Biobank data to investigate the biomolecular and genetic bases to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) | UK Biobank". UK Biobank. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dibble, Joshua J; McGrath, Simon J; Ponting, Chris P (August 3, 2020). "Genetic risk factors of ME/CFS: a critical review". Human Molecular Genetics. 29 (R1): R117–R124. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddaa169. ISSN 0964-6906. PMC 7530519. PMID 32744306.