Why white men can’t run: where is the scientific evidence

Yannis Pitsiladis

Sports Medicine,
University of Brighton

Professor 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 (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences) where he created the largest known DNA biobank from world-class athletes, he was appointed Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton (School of Sport and Service Management). Here he is in the process of establishing 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).