Journal article

Athlome Project Consortium: a concerted effort to discover genomic and other "omic" markers of athletic performance

Yannis P Pitsiladis, Masashi Tanaka, Nir Eynon, Claude Bouchard, Kathryn N North, Alun G Williams, Malcolm Collins, Colin N Moran, Steven L Britton, Noriyuki Fuku, Euan A Ashley, Vassilis Klissouras, Alejandro Lucia, Ildus I Ahmetov, Eco de Geus, Mohammed Alsayrafi

Physiological Genomics | AMER PHYSIOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2016

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Funding Acknowledgements

Eastern Europe population studies (The Russian and Belarusian cohorts, GELAK, GELAV, GUAP) were supported by the grants from the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (contract number 02.522.11.2004), the Federal Medical Biological Agency of the Russian Federation ("Sportgen project"). Republic of Belarus (State Program of Development of Physical Culture and Sports for 2011-2015), and Royal Society International joint project grant from the UK (code F-90014). GELAV (Epigenetics of Lithuanian Athletes from Vilnius) project was developed by the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee and Lithuanian Olympic Sports Centre, while actual research was carried out at the Vilnius University, where Lithuanian athletes DNA samples are stored. We thank Prof. Vaidutis Kucinskas, Department of Human and Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania, for providing ideas and support for accessing the control samples.ELITE is supported by SAP/Stanford Sequencing Initiative and Women's Heart Health at Stanford.GAMES was partially funded by the Prince Faisal Prize awarded to C. Bouchard, T. Rankinon, M. Sarzynski, and B. Wolfarth. CB is partially funded by the John W. Barton Jr. Chair in Genetics and Nutrition. The study in Russia was supported by a grant from the Federal Medical-Biological Agency ("Sportgen project"), http://fmbaros.ru/en/fmba/infor/. The Spanish group is funded by Catedra Real-Madrid Universidad Europea and Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias and Fondos Feder (Grant PI12/00914). This work in Japan was supported in pail by grants from the programs Grants-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (24650414 to NF) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and by a Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) from the Ministry of health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan (to MM). No specific funding for this work was received for the studies performed in Australia, Poland, Kenya, and Ethiopia.Gene SMART Study is partly supported by N. Eynon's Australian Research Council Early Career Fellowship DE#140100864 and by the Victoria University Central Research Grant Scheme.GOINg is supported by funds from the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the Thembakazi Trust.J-HAP project was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI (Grants 21680050, 11J04771, 24650414, 26882041, 15H03081, and 15K16467) and by MEXT-commissioned projects.NTR's funding was obtained from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) grants 904-61-090, 985-10-002, 912-10-020, 904-61-193, 480-04-004, 463-06-001, 451-04-034, 400v05-717, Addiction-31160008, Midderoot-911-09-032, Spinozapremie 56-464-14192, Center for Medical Systems Biology (CSMB, NWO Genomics), NBIC/BioAssist/RK (2008.024), Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI-NL, 184.021.007). VU University's Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+) and Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam; the European Science Foundation (EU/QLRT-2001-01254), the European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013), ENGAGE (HEALTH-F4-2007-201413); the European Research Council (ERC Advanced, 230374, ERC Starting Grant 284 167), Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (NINTH U24 MH-068457-06), the Avera Institute, Sioux Falls, SD (USA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH, R01D0042157-01A, MH-081802; R01 DK-092127-04, Grand Opportunity Grants 1RC2 MH-089951 and 1RC2 MH-089995). Computing was supported by BiG Grid, the Dutch e-Science Grid, which is financially supported by NWO.Super-athletes: Genes and Sweat is partly funded by Qatar National Research Foundation NPRP Grant (NPRP 7-272-1-041).POWERGENE GWAS genotyping in Jamaicans, African-Americans (the USA cohort) and Japanese was funded by JSPS KAKENHI (Grants 21680050 and 24650414).Rat models of exercise and health (LCR-HCR rat model) was funded by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/OD Grant R24OD-010950 and by Grant R01DK-099034 (to LGK and SLB). We acknowledge the expert care of the rat colony provided by Molly Kalahar and Lori Heckenkamp. Contact: LGK Igkoch@umich.edu or SLB brittons@umich.edu for information on the LCR and HCR rats; these rat models are maintained as an international resource with support from the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.1000 Athlomes Project is funded by KAKENHI (A)-15200051, (A)-22240072, (A)-25242062 from MEXT and JSPS.