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Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr Ildus Akhmetov

Dr Ildus Akhmetov

Biography

Senior Lecturer in Genetics and Epigenetics

Main Research Area
• Exercise and Sports Genomics and Epigenomics
• Exercise Biochemistry and Physiology
• Behavioural Genetics
• Sports Anthropology
• Nutrigenetics
• Pharmacogenetics
• Genetics of Obesity
• Molecular Physiology
• Sports Medicine

Research Methods
• Whole-genome sequencing
• Whole-exome sequencing
• Micro-array analysis
• Whole-methylome analysis
• PCR and Real-time PCR
• Biochemical testing
• Muscle fibre typing
• Assessment of power- and endurance-related parameters
• Anthropometry
• Assessment of nutritional status
• Genetic counseling

Publications
• 152 peer-refereed research papers in International and Russian Journals
• 3 monographs/books
• 20 book chapters

H-index (Scopus): 20

PhD supervisions: 5 completed PhD supervisions as main supervisor.

Teaching:
• Exercise and Sports Genetics and Epigenetics
• Exercise and Sports Physiology
• Sports Medicine
• Medical Genetics and Epigenetics

Languages

English
Russian
Tatar
Turkish

Degrees

2010, Medical Genetics Research Center, Russia, Doctor of Medical Sciences in Genetics and Sports Medicine
2010, Kazan State Medical Academy, Russia, MD in Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
2007, St Petersburg Research Institute of Physical Culture, Russia, PhD in Sports Medicine and Genetics
2004, Kazan State Medical University, Russia, General Medicine

Academic appointments

Professor, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, 2012 - 2017
Director, Sport Technology Research Centre, Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, 2011 - 2017
Head of the Laboratory, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Kazan State Medical University, 2009 - 2019
Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, All-Russian Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports, 2007 - 2008
Research Fellow, Sports Genetics Laboratory, St Petersburg Research Institute of Physical Culture, 2007 - 2007

Publications

Highlighted publications

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Journal article

Papadimitriou ID, Lockey SJ, Voisin S, Herbert AJ, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Sawczuk M, Massidda M, Calo CM, Astratenkova IV, Kouvatsi A, Druzhevskaya AM, Jacques M, Ahmetov II, Stebbings GK, Heffernan S, Day SH, Erskine R, Pedlar C, Kipps C, North KN, Williams AG, Eynon N. 2018. No association between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D polymorphisms and endurance running times in 698 Caucasian athletes BMC Genomics, 19 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Goldberg ND, Astratenkova IV, Akhmetov I, Rogozkin VA. 2018. Epigenetic modifications during exercise Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury, 2 :51-53 >Public Url

Papadimitriou ID, Lockey SJ, Voisin S, Herbert AJ, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Sawczuk M, Massidda M, Calo CM, Astratenkova IV, Kouvatsi A, Druzhevskaya AM, Jacques M, Ahmetov II, Stebbings GK, Heffernan S, Day SH, Erskine R, Pedlar C, Kipps C, North KN, Williams AG, Eynon N. 2018. No association between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D polymorphisms and endurance running times in 698 Caucasian athletes BMC Genomics, 19 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Goldberg ND, Astratenkova IV, Akhmetov I, Rogozkin VA. 2018. Epigenetic modifications during exercise Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury, 2 :51-53 >Public Url

Papadimitriou ID, Lockey SJ, Voisin S, Herbert AJ, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Sawczuk M, Massidda M, Calo CM, Astratenkova IV, Kouvatsi A, Druzhevskaya AM, Jacques M, Ahmetov II, Stebbings GK, Heffernan S, Day SH, Erskine R, Pedlar C, Kipps C, North KN, Williams AG, Eynon N. 2018. No association between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D polymorphisms and endurance running times in 698 Caucasian athletes BMC Genomics, 19 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Goldberg ND, Astratenkova IV, Akhmetov I, Rogozkin VA. 2018. Epigenetic modifications during exercise Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury, 2 :51-53 >Public Url

Papadimitriou ID, Lockey SJ, Voisin S, Herbert AJ, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Sawczuk M, Massidda M, Calo CM, Astratenkova IV, Kouvatsi A, Druzhevskaya AM, Jacques M, Ahmetov II, Stebbings GK, Heffernan S, Day SH, Erskine R, Pedlar C, Kipps C, North KN, Williams AG, Eynon N. 2018. No association between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D polymorphisms and endurance running times in 698 Caucasian athletes BMC Genomics, 19 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Goldberg ND, Astratenkova IV, Akhmetov I, Rogozkin VA. 2018. Epigenetic modifications during exercise Teoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury, 2 :51-53 >Public Url

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of gene polymorphisms with parameters of fat and carbohydrate metabolism in children with different body weight Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-10 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of the FTO gene rs9939609 T/A polymorphism with overweight in the pediatric population of the Republic of Tatarstan Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-8 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of gene polymorphisms with parameters of fat and carbohydrate metabolism in children with different body weight Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-10 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of the FTO gene rs9939609 T/A polymorphism with overweight in the pediatric population of the Republic of Tatarstan Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-8 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of gene polymorphisms with parameters of fat and carbohydrate metabolism in children with different body weight Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-10 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of the FTO gene rs9939609 T/A polymorphism with overweight in the pediatric population of the Republic of Tatarstan Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-8 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of gene polymorphisms with parameters of fat and carbohydrate metabolism in children with different body weight Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-10 >DOI

Shakirova AT, Egorova ES, Lutfullin IY, Fayzullina RA, Akhmetov II. 2017. Association of the FTO gene rs9939609 T/A polymorphism with overweight in the pediatric population of the Republic of Tatarstan Voprosy Detskoi Dietologii, 15 :5-8 >DOI

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Pitsiladis YP, Tanaka M, Eynon N, Bouchard C, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Moran CN, Britton SL, Fuku N, Ashley EA, Klissouras V, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, De Geus E, Alsayrafi M. 2016. Athlome project consortium: A concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance Physiological Genomics, 48 :183-190 >DOI >Public Url

Egorova ES, Shakirova AT, Lutfullin IY, Akhmetov II. 2015. A study of association between gene polymorphisms with a risk for development of obesity in children Voprosy Prakticheskoi Pediatrii, 10 :41-46

Egorova ES, Shakirova AT, Lutfullin IY, Akhmetov II. 2015. A study of association between gene polymorphisms with a risk for development of obesity in children Voprosy Prakticheskoi Pediatrii, 10 :41-46

Egorova ES, Shakirova AT, Lutfullin IY, Akhmetov II. 2015. A study of association between gene polymorphisms with a risk for development of obesity in children Voprosy Prakticheskoi Pediatrii, 10 :41-46

Egorova ES, Shakirova AT, Lutfullin IY, Akhmetov II. 2015. A study of association between gene polymorphisms with a risk for development of obesity in children Voprosy Prakticheskoi Pediatrii, 10 :41-46

Egorova ES, Mustafina MM, Gabbasov RT, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2014. Modifying effect of physical activity on genetic predisposition to obesity Terapevticheskii Arkhiv, 86 :36-39 >Link

Egorova ES, Mustafina MM, Gabbasov RT, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2014. Modifying effect of physical activity on genetic predisposition to obesity Terapevticheskii Arkhiv, 86 :36-39 >Link

Egorova ES, Mustafina MM, Gabbasov RT, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2014. Modifying effect of physical activity on genetic predisposition to obesity Terapevticheskii Arkhiv, 86 :36-39 >Link

Egorova ES, Mustafina MM, Gabbasov RT, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2014. Modifying effect of physical activity on genetic predisposition to obesity Terapevticheskii Arkhiv, 86 :36-39 >Link

Fedotovskaya ON, Danilova AA, Akhmetov II. 2013. Effect of AMPD1 Gene Polymorphism on Muscle Activity in Humans Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 154 :489-491 >DOI >Link

Nasibulina ES, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2013. Study on association of FABP2 gene Ala54Thr polymorphism with risk of obesity, body fat mass and physical activity Voprosy Pitaniia, 82 :23-28

Druzhevskaia AM, Akhmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2013. Involvement of Akt in regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 99 :518-526

Fedotovskaya ON, Danilova AA, Akhmetov II. 2013. Effect of AMPD1 Gene Polymorphism on Muscle Activity in Humans Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 154 :489-491 >DOI >Link

Nasibulina ES, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2013. Study on association of FABP2 gene Ala54Thr polymorphism with risk of obesity, body fat mass and physical activity Voprosy Pitaniia, 82 :23-28

Druzhevskaia AM, Akhmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2013. Involvement of Akt in regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 99 :518-526

Fedotovskaya ON, Danilova AA, Akhmetov II. 2013. Effect of AMPD1 Gene Polymorphism on Muscle Activity in Humans Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 154 :489-491 >DOI >Link

Nasibulina ES, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2013. Study on association of FABP2 gene Ala54Thr polymorphism with risk of obesity, body fat mass and physical activity Voprosy Pitaniia, 82 :23-28

Druzhevskaia AM, Akhmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2013. Involvement of Akt in regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 99 :518-526

Fedotovskaya ON, Danilova AA, Akhmetov II. 2013. Effect of AMPD1 Gene Polymorphism on Muscle Activity in Humans Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 154 :489-491 >DOI >Link

Nasibulina ES, Borisova AV, Akhmetov II. 2013. Study on association of FABP2 gene Ala54Thr polymorphism with risk of obesity, body fat mass and physical activity Voprosy Pitaniia, 82 :23-28

Druzhevskaia AM, Akhmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2013. Involvement of Akt in regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 99 :518-526

Fedotovskaya ON, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Akhmetov II. 2012. Association of muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKMM) gene polymorphism with physical performance of athletes Human Physiology, 38 :89-93 >DOI

Fedotovskaya ON, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Akhmetov II. 2012. Association of muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKMM) gene polymorphism with physical performance of athletes Human Physiology, 38 :89-93 >DOI

Fedotovskaya ON, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Akhmetov II. 2012. Association of muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKMM) gene polymorphism with physical performance of athletes Human Physiology, 38 :89-93 >DOI

Fedotovskaya ON, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Akhmetov II. 2012. Association of muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKMM) gene polymorphism with physical performance of athletes Human Physiology, 38 :89-93 >DOI

Akhmetov II. 2009. Using DNA-technologies to determine propensity to optimal physical activities Meditsina truda i promyshlennaia ekologiia, :28-32

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The analysis of PPARGC1B gene polymorphism in athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 95 :1247-1253

Akhmetov II. 2009. Using DNA-technologies to determine propensity to optimal physical activities Meditsina truda i promyshlennaia ekologiia, :28-32

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The analysis of PPARGC1B gene polymorphism in athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 95 :1247-1253

Akhmetov II. 2009. Using DNA-technologies to determine propensity to optimal physical activities Meditsina truda i promyshlennaia ekologiia, :28-32

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The analysis of PPARGC1B gene polymorphism in athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 95 :1247-1253

Akhmetov II. 2009. Using DNA-technologies to determine propensity to optimal physical activities Meditsina truda i promyshlennaia ekologiia, :28-32

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The analysis of PPARGC1B gene polymorphism in athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 95 :1247-1253

Akhmetov II, Linde EV, Shikhova IV, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradoba OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. The influence of calcineurin gene polymorphism on morphofunctional characteristics of cardiovascular system of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 94 :915-922

Akhmetov II, Linde EV, Shikhova IV, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradoba OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. The influence of calcineurin gene polymorphism on morphofunctional characteristics of cardiovascular system of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 94 :915-922

Akhmetov II, Linde EV, Shikhova IV, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradoba OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. The influence of calcineurin gene polymorphism on morphofunctional characteristics of cardiovascular system of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 94 :915-922

Akhmetov II, Linde EV, Shikhova IV, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradoba OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. The influence of calcineurin gene polymorphism on morphofunctional characteristics of cardiovascular system of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 94 :915-922

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Mozhaǐskaia IA, Missina SS, Astratenkova IV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2007. Association of regulatory genes polymorphisms with aerobic and anaerobic performance of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 93 :837-843

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Mozhaǐskaia IA, Missina SS, Astratenkova IV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2007. Association of regulatory genes polymorphisms with aerobic and anaerobic performance of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 93 :837-843

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Mozhaǐskaia IA, Missina SS, Astratenkova IV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2007. Association of regulatory genes polymorphisms with aerobic and anaerobic performance of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 93 :837-843

Akhmetov II, Popov DV, Mozhaǐskaia IA, Missina SS, Astratenkova IV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2007. Association of regulatory genes polymorphisms with aerobic and anaerobic performance of athletes Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 93 :837-843

Akhmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaia AM, Komkova AI, Liubaeva EV, Tarakin PP, Shenkman BS, Rogozkin VA. 2006. The association of gene polymorphisms with the muscle fiber type composition Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 92 :883-888

Akhmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaia AM, Komkova AI, Liubaeva EV, Tarakin PP, Shenkman BS, Rogozkin VA. 2006. The association of gene polymorphisms with the muscle fiber type composition Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 92 :883-888

Akhmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaia AM, Komkova AI, Liubaeva EV, Tarakin PP, Shenkman BS, Rogozkin VA. 2006. The association of gene polymorphisms with the muscle fiber type composition Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 92 :883-888

Akhmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaia AM, Komkova AI, Liubaeva EV, Tarakin PP, Shenkman BS, Rogozkin VA. 2006. The association of gene polymorphisms with the muscle fiber type composition Rossiǐskii fiziologicheskiǐ zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova / Rossiǐskaia akademiia nauk, 92 :883-888

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Young Investigators Award ECSS - 2007 (poster presentation “The role of gene variants in determination of individual differences in aerobic performance”), European College of Sport Science (Jyvaskyla, Finland)

Young Scientist of the Year in Biological sciences (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia; 2014)

Thanks Letter from the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation (2014)

Editorial boards:

Biology of Sport (Impact factor 2.2), Associate Editor, https://www.termedia.pl/Journal/Biology_of_Sport-78

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), https://www.bases.org.uk/

Research Grants Awarded:

Russian Science Foundation, Comprehensive analysis of the contribution of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors to the individual variability of the composition of human muscle fibres, Grant value (£): 210000, Duration of research project: 3 years (2017-2019)

The Royal Society, Polygenic profiles of elite Russian strength athletes" (code F-90014), Dr. Alun G. Williams (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 12000, Duration of research project: 2 years (2010-2012)