In Memory of Professor Derek Pheby

M. Bertelli, G. Bonetti, K. Donato, M. C. Medori, K. Dhuli, G. Henehan, R. Brown, P. Sieving, P. Sykora, R. Marks, B. Falsini, N. Capodicasa, S. Miertus, G. M. Tartaglia, M. C. Ergoren, M. Dundar, S. Michelini, D. Malacarne, T. Beccari, S. T. ConnellyD. Martin, A. Bacu, K. L. Herbst, M. Kapustin, L. Stuppia, L. Lumer, G. Farronato, L. Lorusso

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Abstract: Professor Derek Pheby's passing in November 2022 marked a profound loss for the scientific community. Professor Derek Pheby, a stalwart figure in the fields of autoimmune diseases and bioethics, was known for his dedication to scientific research and patients' support, par-ticularly for those affected by paraneoplastic autoimmune syndromes. Professor Pheby made significant contributions to research, especially about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). His leadership of the ME Biobank and scientific coordination of EUROMENE demonstrated his commitment to pushing boundaries and fostering international collaborations. Professor Pheby's scientific work addressed various aspects of ME/CFS, from physician education to patient needs, the development of a post-mortem tissue bank, and effective treatments. Beyond his medical career, Professor Pheby was a crucial member of the Independent Ethics Committee of MAGI, he was a poet, humanitarian, and advocate for child protection. His generosity and boundless spirit left an enduring legacy, fostering innovative research in the pursuit of combating autoimmune diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalLa Clinica terapeutica
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2023


  • Derek pheby
  • ethics committee
  • haldane award
  • MAGI
  • ME/CFS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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