Profiles of leaders in salivary bioscience: Dr Evi Varamenti, Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar
Each month an expert from the Salimetrics saliva research community is featured. The community brings together university researchers around the world to encourage the sharing of ideas.
I am currently working at Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence in Doha, Qatar ( www.aspire.qa). My specific role is that of a Sports Biochemist within the Sport Science Department, where I have the pleasure to collaborate with Dr. Marco Cardinale, Head of Physiology and Biochemistry, and Dr. Zoran Nikolovski, Senior Sport Biochemist. Our major focus is on the understanding and monitoring of growth and maturation markers. Other areas of interest include observing the variation of different oxidative stress, inflammation and immune status markers and their responses to various types of training and environmental conditions.
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