1st Endurance Research Conference

THE SCIENCE BEHIND ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE


About

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis has an established history of research into the importance of lifestyle and genetics for human health and performance. Following 15 years at the University of Glasgow, Scotland where he created the largest known DNA biobank from world-class athletes, he was appointed (in 2013) Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Director of the Centre forSport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME) at the University of Brighton. Here he has established state-of-the-art laboratories in human systems biology with special applications to sport and exercise science, sports medicine and sports nutrition. His current research priority is the application of “OMICS” (i.e. genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics) to the detection of drugs in sport with particular reference to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) and growth hormone (rHuGH).  His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), he is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, a member of the Executive Committee and Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS), a member of Medical Accord (The Medical and Scientific Commission of SportAccord, www.sportaccord.com) and has sat on two WADA committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and an expert committee pool member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). He is an adjunct Professor of Medical Physiology at the University of West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica), Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) and Addis Ababa University (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, written and edited a number of books and has featured in numerous research documentaries (e.g. BBC, NHK Japan, CNBC) and popular books (e.g. Bounce, The Sports Gene). He is also the founding member of the SUB2 marathon project (www.sub2hrs.com): the SUB2 marathon project is the first dedicated international research initiative made up of specialist multidisciplinary scientists from academia, elite athletes and strategic industry partners with the aim to promote clean marathon running i.e. high performance marathon running without doping. back to top

 

 

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