Now why would I be going to Britain’s Second City? To broker a meeting between a Geneticist who has a special interest in PA and a Biochemist who has identified a problem with a genetic defect in cells which prevent the absorption of B12 into patients’ cells. Both know of each other’s work and both are incredibly busy people. Which is why I have stepped in and brokered the meeting.
This is something that the society does well. Indeed, by brokering such meetings six ongoing research projects have been established – all of them ongoing.
And, because we are a registered charity, we can write letters of support in funding applications and also access some funds that are specifically designed to promote research that directly benefits patients rather than just simply ‘pure science’.
Hopefully today’s meeting will produce a positive outcome. Fingers crossed and all that.