Workshop Chair / Presenters
Dr Nir Eynon
Nir is an ARC DECRA Fellow (2014-2016), and a Group Leader (Genes, Performance & Injury Group) at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University. Nir is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital.
He earned his PhD degree with distinction, in 2010, from Porto University, Portugal. In September 2011 he was appointed as a Research Fellow in the “exercise and muscle” research group, led by Professor David Bishop, at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University, Australia.
In June 2012 Nir was appointed as a lecturer, and in June 2014 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at ISEAL. Nir also serves as an Academic Editor in PLOS One Journal.
His main area of research is Genetics and molecular performance in health and disease, with particular interest in the ACTN3 gene.
Since 2008, Nir has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers in Applied Physiology, Sport Science and Clinical journals. He has 15 delivered key-note presentations in international conferences regarding the influence of genetic and molecular factors on athletic performance and injuries.