SPEAKERS

ASKER JEUKENDRUP
Loughborough University and MySportScience, United Kingdom.
Professor in School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Recognized as one of the world’s leading sports nutrition experts. He is Director of mysportscience and his web site aims to communicate science in sports nutrition. He is also Head of nutrition for TeamNL, pro cycling Team JumboVisma, Red Bull Athlete Performance Centre, works with several soccer clubs and is co-founder of CORE nutrition planning.
LOUISE BURKE
Australian Catholic University, Australia.

Louise Burke is without doubt the most well know and well published sports dietitians in our field. Her research interests lie in nutritional intervention strategies for sporting performance. The goal of Louise’s research is to find practical nutrition strategies that athletes and coaches can use to achieve optimum performance. Often this will involve examining metabolism during and after exercise to discover how complex systems work.
JOHN HAWLEY
Australian Catholic University, Australia.

Is a world-renowned researcher and the Director of the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. His primary research focus includes the interaction of exercise and diet on the regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, particularly within skeletal muscle, the molecular basis of exercise training adaptation and the cellular bases underlying exercise-induced improvements in insulin action.
STUART PHILLIPS
McMaster University, Canada.

He is a leading authority of the topic of protein synthesis. He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. In addition to being a full Professor in Kinesiology, also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover.
VINCENT ONYWERA
Kenyatta University, Kenia.

He completed his PhD (Exercise and Sports Science) where his research focus was on the role of genetics, nutrition and sociocultural factors in explaining the phenomenon performance of Kenyan middle and distance runners. Vincent has worked as the Director of the Center for International Programmes and Collaboration at Kenyatta University and is currently the Registrar in-charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach at Kenyatta University.
GEETHA GHALIYAVAR
Sports Nutritionist in Bengaluru, India.

Geetha Ghaliyavar is a leading sports nutritionists from Bangalore, India with a PG Diploma - International Olympic Committee ( IOC ), a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, an academician, a university first ranker, gold medallist, speaker and columnist with 18 years of diverse experience and mentors novice, national, international athletes by offering holistic sports nutrition coaching.
LOURDES MAYOL
Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Mexico.

Master of Science in Human Movement University of Costa Rica, Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the Universidad Iberoamericana in México and Diploma in Sports Nutrition from the International Olympic Committee. She is Scientific Advisor for Latin America since 2003, when she joined the GSSI Latin America team, working on the Spanish translation of the Sports Science Exchange, the GSSI website and educational materials.
BAREKET FALK
Brock University, Canada.

Bareket Falk is a pediatric exercise physiologist, with a wide interest in children’s responses to exercise and the physiological effects that physical training may have on healthy children, as well as on children with chronic diseases. Her current work focuses on the effect of growth, maturation and physical activity on muscle function and on bone development. Bareket Falk is the current director of the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health at Brock University.
ORLANDO LAITANO
Florida State University, United States.

Dr Orlando Laitano is a researcher in the field of exercise physiology at Florida State University, with particular interest in the interactions among temperature regulation, fluid balance and reactive oxygen species produced by skeletal muscle during acute and chronic exercise. Orlando worked with the Brazil National football team on hydration strategies and developing personalized drink solutions for players.
GRAEME CLOSE
Liverpool John Moores University, England.

Graeme is a Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University where he is the programme leader for the MSc in Sport Nutrition. Graeme is also nutrition consultant to England Rugby and nutrition consultant to Everton FC and Nottingham Forest. Graeme is the Head of Performance Nutrition to the European Tour Golf, the Lawn Tennis Association and several world class athletes.
FIONA PELLY
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Professor Fiona Pelly is the Discipline Leader in Nutrition and Dietetics at USC. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports Dietitians Australia. Professor Pelly has over 30 years’ experience as a dietitian, including 26 years in the area of sports nutrition with extensive experience in private practice. She is the current president of the international organisation PINES.
EIMEAR DOLAN
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Eimear completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in sport and exercise science in Dublin City University, Ireland. She then worked as a Sports Nutrition lecturer in the Robert Gordon University, Scotland, before moving to Brazil to do a postdoctoral. Currently, she is a member of the Applied Physiology and Nutrition Research Group of the University of São Paulo, and leads a research program investigating how exercise and nutrition influence bone.
DAVID MARTIN
Australian Catholic University, Australia

He has accumulated 25 years of experience working with Olympic and professional athletes and is widely recognized as an innovator and leader in high performance sport. He was Director of Performance Research & Development of the Philadelphia 76ers. Professor Martin published more than 110 peer-reviewed publications. He is now Director of Performance at Apeiron Life and a Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Science at ACU.
BRYAN SAUNDERS
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bryan Saunders made the doctorate at Sports Nutrition from Nottingham Trent University. He completed two post-doctorates at University of Sao Paulo and currently is young investigator at Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, researcher at Applied Physiology and Nutrition Research Group and investigate about sport supplements, individual responses and effects on performance.
MIREIA PORTA
FC Barcelona, Spain.

Mireia Porta is a Sports Dietitian, Food Technologist and Anthropometrist ISAK (level III). She is an Associate Professor in Food Technology at the UAB. (University Autonomous of Barcelona) and a professor in several Sport Nutrition Postgraduates and master’s Degrees from different universities. Currently she is enjoying her profession at Football Club Barcelona assessing not just their males and female football players, also the other professional teams that Barcelona has.
PEDRO GARCIA
Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Venezuela.

He was the founder of the sports nutrition service of the National Institute of Sports in Venezuela and for 10 years he advised hundreds of athletes who participate in the Olympic cycle. Through the GSSI he has had the opportunity to study the fluid balance of some of the most important professional soccer teams in Latin America and has given conferences related to the application of Sports Nutrition in more than 20 countries.
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STUART PHILLIPS

McMaster University, Canada. He is a leading authority of the topic of protein synthesis. He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. In addition to being a full Professor in Kinesiology, also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover.