Making elite sport more competitive and fair has become a topical subject is recent sporting activities and also the key objective of research undertaken by newly appointed Professor Yannis Pitsiladis.
Administration of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) improves sporting performance and is therefore frequently subject to abuse by athletes, even though the substance is prohibited by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA). Approaches to detect rHuEPO doping have improved significantly in recent years but remain imperfect.
Professor Yannis Pitsiladis has discovered the genetic impact of rHuEPO where more than 50 genes are affected by the drug, biological activity which is near-impossible to hide. In this lecture, Yannis will detail further the steps needed to develop the next generation anti-doping approach, creating a test which cannot be tampered with and the importance of this research in global sporting practice.
Professor of Sport and Exercise Science
Thursday 13 November 2014 at 6.30pm
All welcome. Free event but you must register in advance.
Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.
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