Mendus was founded by Joshua Grant. The motivation for the project came from his own struggles to self-manage symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. He decided to create a platform where users could come together, discuss ideas and run their own research projects in order to find answers.
I'm a neuroscientist by trade. I began my scientific studies with a Bachelor degree in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University and followed that with a PhD in Neurological Sciences from the University of Montreal. I've worked in 8 different research labs, in 4 different countries, on various topics ranging from visual perception and cognitive pain modulation to human affiliation. I've published many scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, written book chapters and presented at international conferences. For the past four years I have been working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany. Here is a link to my ResearchGate profile where you can see what I've done in more detail.
I had the idea for starting Mendus when surfing the web in an attempt to better manage my own symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. My hope is that the platform will empower patients, allowing them to pursue their own health-related questions with 'real' science. Mendus is an experiment in and of itself and only time will tell it's future.
I invite you to join me to see where this takes us.