Sports Medicine Genomics emerged from University of Barcelona to carry forward the research project in genomics and sport lead, since 2009, by Rosa Artells and Ricard Pruna. We are proud of high technological and innovation content backed by projects in wich we participate together with entities closely related to sport as: Conselleria General de l’Esport and the Instituto Nacional de Educación Física de Barcelona as well as Professional Sport Clubs that for reasons of confidentiality we can not disclose.
The scientific studies conducted by Rosa and Ricard are highly regarded by the sport scientific community and we aim to continue providing the economic, human and logistic resources to develop more and better research in the field of genetics and its application to sport. At present, more than 240 genetic changes (polymorphisms or SNPs) have been described to have an influence in athletes basic parameters such as nutrition, predisposition to injury and physical abilities (speed, resistance, power and elasticity). In addition, recent scientific studies estimate that the influence of the genetic component in an athlete’s physical condition is close to 50%, therefore we have, in genetics, a powerful tool when aiming to improving our physical activity and obtaining the maximum benefit from it.