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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

Baranova TI, Berlov DN, Glotov OS, Korf EA, Minigalin AD, Mitrofanova AV, Ahmetov II, Glotov AS. 2017. Genetic determination of the vascular reactions in humans in response to the diving reflex American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 312 :H622-H631 >DOI

Rankinen T, Ahmetov II, Santiago C, Sawczuk M, Scott RA, Uyba VV, Yvert T, Perusse L, Ghosh S, Rauramaa R, North KN, Lucia A, Pitsiladis Y, Bouchard C. 2016. No evidence of a common DNA variant profile specific to world class endurance athletes PLoS ONE, 11 >DOI

Papadimitriou ID, Lucia A, Pitsiladis YP, Calò CM, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Wang G, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Ahmetov II, Bishop DJ, North KN, Eynon N. 2016. ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D gene variants influence performance in elite sprinters: A multi-cohort study BMC Genomics, 17 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Egorova ES, Gabdrakhmanova LJ, Fedotovskaya ON. 2016. Genes and Athletic Performance: An Update Medicine and Sport Science, 61 :41-54 >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

Webborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, Ahmetov I, Wang G. 2015. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 :1486-1491 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Fedotovskaya ON. 2015. Current Progress in Sports Genomics Advances in Clinical Chemistry, 70 :247-314 >DOI

Ahmetov I, Mustafina LJ, Ospanova EA, Pavlenko AV, Starnes LM, Zmijewski P, Alexeev DG, Vinogradova OL, Govorun VM. 2015. Genome-wide association study identifies three novel genetic markers associated with elite endurance performance Biology of Sport, 32 :3-9 >DOI

Wang G, Mikami E, Fuku N, Pigozzi F, Hilley A, Lee R, Galloway SDR, Gulbin J, Rogozkin VA, Ahmetov II, Yang N, North KN, Ploutarhos S, Montgomery HE, Bailey MES, Pitsiladis YP. 2013. Association analysis of ACE and ACTN3 in Elite Caucasian and East Asian Swimmers Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 :892-900 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Druzhevskaya AM, Lyubaeva EV, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Williams AG. 2011. The dependence of preferred competitive racing distance on muscle fibre type composition and ACTN3 genotype in speed skaters Experimental Physiology, 96 :1302-1310 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2010. The ACTN3 R577X polymorphism in Russian endurance athletes British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 :649-652 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Fedotovskaya ON, Mozhayskaya IA, Vinogradova OL, Astratenkova IV, Montgomery HE, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The combined impact of metabolic gene polymorphisms on elite endurance athlete status and related phenotypes Human Genetics, 126 :751-761 >DOI

Journal article

Semenova EA, Khabibova SA, Borisov OV, Generozov EV, Ahmetov II. 2019. The Variability of DNA Structure and Muscle-Fiber Composition Human Physiology, 45 :225-232 >DOI

Guilherme JPLF, Egorova ES, Semenova EA, Kostryukova ES, Kulemin NA, Borisov OV, Popov DV, Generozov EV, Ahmetov I, Lancha Junior AH. 2019. The A-allele of the FTO Gene rs9939609 Polymorphism Is Associated With Decreased Proportion of Slow Oxidative Muscle Fibers and Over-represented in Heavier Athletes The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 33 :691-700 >DOI

Leońska-Duniec A, Jastrzębski Z, Jażdżewska A, Moska W, Lulińska-Kuklik E, Sawczuk M, Gubaydullina SI, Shakirova AT, Cięszczyk P, Maszczyk A, Ahmetov II. 2018. Individual responsiveness to exercise-induced fat loss and improvement of metabolic profile in young women is associated with polymorphisms of adrenergic receptor genes Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 17 :134-144

Yvert TP, Zempo H, Gabdrakhmanova LJ, Kikuchi N, Miyamoto-Mikami E, Murakami H, Naito H, Cieszczyk P, Leznicka K, Kostryukova ES, Alexeev DG, Egorova ES, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Larin AK, Generozov EV, Kulemin NA, Ospanova EA, Pavlenko AV, Sawczuk M, Zmijewski P, Lulinska-Kuklik E, Govorun VM, Miyachi M, Ahmetov II, Fuku N. 2018. AGTR2 and sprint/power performance: a case-control replication study for rs11091046 polymorphism in two ethnicities Biology of Sport, 35 :105-109 >DOI >Link

Gronek P, Gronek J, Lulińska-Kuklik E, Spieszny M, Niewczas M, Kaczmarczyk M, Petr M, Fischerova P, Ahmetov II, Żmijewski P. 2018. Polygenic Study of Endurance-Associated Genetic Markers NOS3 (Glu298Asp), BDKRB2 (-9/+9), UCP2 (Ala55Val), AMPD1 (Gln45Ter) and ACE (I/D) in Polish Male Half Marathoners Journal of Human Kinetics, 64 :87-98 >DOI

Zmijewski P, Cieszczyk P, Ahmetov II, Gronek P, Lulinska-Kuklik E, Dornowski M, Rzeszutko A, Chycki J, Moska W, Sawczuk M. 2018. The NOS3 G894T (rs1799983) and-786T/C (rs2070744) polymorphisms are associated with elite swimmer status BIOLOGY OF SPORT, 35 :313-319 >DOI >Link

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

Zarebska A, Jastrzebski Z, Ahmetov II, Zmijewski P, Cieszczyk P, Leonska-Duniec A, Sawczuk M, Leznicka K, Trybek G, Semenova EA, Maciejewska-Skrendo A. 2017. GSTP1 c.313A/G polymorphism in Russian and Polish athletes Physiological Genomics, 49 :127-131 >DOI

Baranova TI, Berlov DN, Glotov OS, Korf EA, Minigalin AD, Mitrofanova AV, Ahmetov II, Glotov AS. 2017. Genetic determination of the vascular reactions in humans in response to the diving reflex American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 312 :H622-H631 >DOI

Borisov O, Kulemin N, Ahmetov I, Generozov E. 2017. A Novel Multilocus Genetic Model Can Predict Muscle Fibers Composition Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 663 :164-168 >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

Rankinen T, Ahmetov II, Santiago C, Sawczuk M, Scott RA, Uyba VV, Yvert T, Perusse L, Ghosh S, Rauramaa R, North KN, Lucia A, Pitsiladis Y, Bouchard C. 2016. No evidence of a common DNA variant profile specific to world class endurance athletes PLoS ONE, 11 >DOI

Papadimitriou ID, Lucia A, Pitsiladis YP, Calò CM, Garton F, Houweling PJ, Wang G, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Ahmetov II, Bishop DJ, North KN, Eynon N. 2016. ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D gene variants influence performance in elite sprinters: A multi-cohort study BMC Genomics, 17 >DOI

Zmijewski P, Grenda A, Leońska-Duniec A, Ahmetov I, Orysiak J, Cięszczyk P. 2016. Effect of BDKRB2 Gene -9/+9 polymorphism on training improvements in competitive swimmers Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30 :665-671 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Egorova ES, Gabdrakhmanova LJ, Fedotovskaya ON. 2016. Genes and Athletic Performance: An Update Medicine and Sport Science, 61 :41-54 >DOI

Wang G, Tanaka M, Eynon N, North KN, Williams AG, Collins M, Ahmetov II, Alsayrafi M, Pitsiladis YP. 2016. The Future of Genomic Research in Athletic Performance and Adaptation to Training Medicine and Sport Science, 61 :55-67 >DOI

Znazen H, Mejri A, Ahmetov II. 2016. Genetic advantageous predisposition of angiotensin converting enzyme ID polymorphism in Tunisian athletes Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 56 :724-730

Leońska-Duniec A, Ahmetov II, Zmijewski P. 2016. Genetic variants influencing effectiveness of exercise training programmes in obesity - An overview of human studies Biology of Sport, 33 :207-214 >DOI

Zarebska A, Jastrzebski Z, Moska W, Leonska-Duniec A, Kaczmarczyk M, Sawczuk M, Maciejewska-Skrendo A, Zmijewski P, Ficek K, Trybek G, Lulinska-Kuklik E, Semenova EA, Ahmetov II, Cieszczyk P. 2016. The AGT Gene M235T Polymorphism and Response of Power-Related Variables to Aerobic Training JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 15 :616-624 >Link

Malczewska-Lenczowska J, Orysiak J, Majorczyk E, Zdanowicz R, Szczepańska B, Starczewski M, Kaczmarski J, Dybek T, Pokrywka A, Ahmetov II. 2016. Total hemoglobin mass, aerobic capacity, and hbb gene in polish road cyclists Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30 :3512-3519 >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

Webborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, Ahmetov I, Wang G. 2015. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 :1486-1491 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Fedotovskaya ON. 2015. Current Progress in Sports Genomics Advances in Clinical Chemistry, 70 :247-314 >DOI

Ahmetov I, Mustafina LJ, Ospanova EA, Pavlenko AV, Starnes LM, Zmijewski P, Alexeev DG, Vinogradova OL, Govorun VM. 2015. Genome-wide association study identifies three novel genetic markers associated with elite endurance performance Biology of Sport, 32 :3-9 >DOI

Eider J, Ahmetov II, Fedotovskaya ON, Moska W, Cieszczyk P, Zarebska A, Czubek Z, Klocek T. 2015. CKM gene polymorphism in Russian and Polish rowers Russian Journal of Genetics, 51 :318-321 >DOI

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, Borisova AV, Mustafina LJ, Arkhipova AA, Gabbasov RT, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Ahmetov II. 2014. The polygenic profile of Russian football players Journal of Sports Sciences, 32 :1286-1293 >DOI >Link

Fedotovskaya ON, Mustafina LJ, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Ahmetov II. 2014. A common polymorphism of the MCT1 gene and athletic performance International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 9 :173-180 >DOI

Zarebska A, Ahmetov II, Sawczyn S, Weiner AS, Voronina EN, Filipenko ML, Cieszczyk P. 2014. Association of the MTHFR 1298A/C (rs1801131) polymorphism with speed and strength sports in Russian and Polish athletes Journal of Sports Sciences, 32 :375-382 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Donnikov AE, Trofimov DY. 2014. ACTN3 genotype is associated with testosterone levels of athletes Biology of Sport, 31 :105-108 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Naumov VA, Donnikov AE, Maciejewska-Karłowska A, Kostryukova ES, Generozov EV, Zmijewski P, Govorun VM, Cieszczyk P. 2014. SOD2 gene polymorphism and muscle damage markers in elite athletes Free Radical Research, 48 :948-955 >DOI

Mustafina LJ, Naumov VA, Cieszczyk P, Ospanova EA, Pavlenko AV, Sawczuk M, Akimov EB, Danilushkina AA, Zmijewski P, Vinogradova OL, Govorun VM, Ahmetov II. 2014. AGTR2 gene polymorphism is associated with muscle fibre composition, athletic status and aerobic performance Experimental Physiology, 99 :1042-1052 >DOI

Gol'berg ND, Druzhevskaia AM, Rogozkin VA, Ahmetov II. 2014. Role of mTOR in the regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Human Physiology, 40 :580-588 >DOI

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

Sawczuk M, Timshina YI, Astratenkova IV, Maciejewska-Karlowska A, Cięszczyk P, Ahmetov II. 2013. The -9/+9 polymorphism of the bradykinin receptor beta 2 Gene and athlete status: A study involving two European cohorts Human Biology, 85 :741-755 >DOI

Drozdovska SB, Dosenko VE, Ahmetov II, Ilyin VN. 2013. The association of gene polymorphisms with athlete status in Ukrainians Biology of Sport, 30 :163-167 >DOI >Link

Ahmetov II, Gavrilov DN, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaya AM, Malinin AV, Romanova EE, Rogozkin VA. 2013. The association of ACE, ACTN3 and PPARA gene variants with strength phenotypes in middle school-age children Journal of Physiological Sciences, 63 :79-85 >DOI

Eynon N, Nasibulina ES, Banting LK, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-Karlowska A, Sawczuk M, Bondareva EA, Williams AG, Ahmetov II, Lucia A, Birk R. 2013. The FTO A/T Polymorphism and Elite Athletic Performance: A Study Involving Three Groups of European Athletes PLoS ONE, 8 >DOI

Wang G, Mikami E, Fuku N, Pigozzi F, Hilley A, Lee R, Galloway SDR, Gulbin J, Rogozkin VA, Ahmetov II, Yang N, North KN, Ploutarhos S, Montgomery HE, Bailey MES, Pitsiladis YP. 2013. Association analysis of ACE and ACTN3 in Elite Caucasian and East Asian Swimmers Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 :892-900 >DOI

Gabbasov RT, Arkhipova AA, Borisova AV, Hakimullina AM, Kuznetsova AV, Williams AG, Day SH, Ahmetov II. 2013. The HIF1A gene Pro582Ser polymorphism in Russian strength athletes Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 :2055-2058 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2013. The role of PGC-1α in the regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism Human Physiology, 39 :441-449 >DOI

Fedotovskaya O, Eider J, Cięszczyk P, Ahmetov II, Jascaniene N. 2013. Association of muscle-specific creatine kinase (CKM) gene polymorphism with combat athlete status in Polish and Russian cohorts Archives of Budo, 9 :233-237

Wang G, Padmanabhan S, Wolfarth B, Fuku N, Lucia A, Ahmetov II, Eynon N, Klissouras V, Williams A, Pitsiladis Y. 2013. Genomics of elite sporting performance: What little we know and necessary advances Advances in Genetics, 84 :123-149 >DOI

Lutfullin IY, Kim ZF, Bilalova RR, Tsibulkin NA, Almetova RR, Ahmetov II. 2013. A 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring in assessment of QT interval duration and dispersion in rowers with physiological myocardial hypertrophy Biology of Sport, 30 :237-241 >DOI

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

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

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

Maciejewska A, Sawczuk M, Cieszczyk P, Mozhayskaya IA, Ahmetov II. 2012. The PPARGC1A gene Gly482Ser in Polish and Russian athletes Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 :101-113 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Vinogradova OL, Williams AG. 2012. Gene polymorphisms and fiber-type composition of human skeletal muscle International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22 :292-303 >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

Hughes DC, Day SH, Ahmetov II, Williams AG. 2011. Genetics of muscle strength and power: Polygenic profile similarity limits skeletal muscle performance Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 :1425-1434 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Druzhevskaya AM, Lyubaeva EV, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Williams AG. 2011. The dependence of preferred competitive racing distance on muscle fibre type composition and ACTN3 genotype in speed skaters Experimental Physiology, 96 :1302-1310 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2010. The ACTN3 R577X polymorphism in Russian endurance athletes British Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 :649-652 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2010. Association of mitochondrial transcription factor (TFAM) gene polymorphism with physical performance in athletes Human Physiology, 36 :229-233 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Rogozkin VA. 2009. Genes, athlete status and training - An overview Medicine and Sport Science, 54 :43-71 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Hakimullina AM, Popov DV, Lyubaeva EV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Williams AG, Rogozkin VA. 2009. Association of the VEGFR2 gene His472Gln polymorphism with endurance-related phenotypes European Journal of Applied Physiology, 107 :95-103 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Fedotovskaya ON, Mozhayskaya IA, Vinogradova OL, Astratenkova IV, Montgomery HE, Rogozkin VA. 2009. The combined impact of metabolic gene polymorphisms on elite endurance athlete status and related phenotypes Human Genetics, 126 :751-761 >DOI

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

Ahmetov II, Mozhayskaya IA, Lyubaeva EV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. PPARG gene polymorphism and locomotor activity in humans Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 146 :630-632 >DOI

Druzhevskaya AM, Ahmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Rogozkin VA. 2008. Association of the ACTN3 R577X polymorphism with power athlete status in Russians European Journal of Applied Physiology, 103 :631-634 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Hakimullina AM, Lyubaeva EV, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. Effect of HIF1A gene polymorphism on human muscle performance Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 146 :351-353 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Khakimullina AM, Popov DV, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. Polymorphism of the vascular endothelial growth factor gene (VEGF) and aerobic performance in athletes Human Physiology, 34 :477-481 >DOI

Ahmetov II, Popov DV, Astratenkova IV, Druzhevskaya AM, Missina SS, Vinogradova OL, Rogozkin VA. 2008. The use of molecular genetic methods for prognosis of aerobic and anaerobic performance in athletes Human Physiology, 34 :338-342 >DOI

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

Ahmetov II, Astratenkova IV, Rogozkin VA. 2007. Association of a PPARD polymorphism with human physical performance Molecular Biology, 41 :776-780 >DOI >Link

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

Ahmetov II, Mozhayskaya IA, Flavell DM, Astratenkova IV, Lyubaeva EV, Shenkman BS, Vdovina AB, Netreba AI, Popov DV, Vinogradova OL, Montgomery HE, Rogozkin VA. 2006. PPARα gene variation and physical performance in Russian athletes European Journal of Applied Physiology, 97 :103-108 >DOI

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

Conference publication

Valeeva E, Ahmetov I, Kravtsova O. 2018. The interrelationship between relative telomere length and sports success EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 48 :162-162 >Link

Valeeva E, Ahmetov I, Kravtsova O. 2018. Athletes have longer telomeres than age-matched controls EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 48 :161-162 >Link

Borisov O, Semenova E, Miyamoto-Mikami E, Murakami H, Zempo H, Kostryukova E, Kulemin N, Larin A, Miyachi M, Ospanova E, Pavlenko A, Lyubaeva E, Popov D, Vinogradova O, Boulygina E, Kumagai H, Kakigi R, Kobayashi H, Naito H, Generozov E, Govorun V, Fuku N, Ahmetov I. 2018. A genome-wide association study of muscle fibers composition revealed 5 SNPs associated with slow-twitch fibers FEBS OPEN BIO, 8 :463-463 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Award:

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

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

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

Editorial boards:

Biology of Sport (Impact factor 1.729), Associate Editor, https://www.termedia.pl/Journal/Biology_of_Sport-78

Research Grants Awarded:

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)

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)