Yannis P Pitsiladis
University of Brighton, United Kingdom
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 and one of the largest DNA biobanks in school-aged children, he was appointed (in 2013) Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton. His current research priorities include the application of “omics” to the detection of drugs in sport and the “athletic gender”, and threats and opportunities of technological innovations in sport. His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he is currently a member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS), a member of the Scientific and Education Commission of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA), a member of WADA’s Health Medical Research Committee (HMRC) and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers, written and edited a number of books and has featured in numerous research documentaries and popular books.