Current Research

  • Identifying the genetic variants that predict cardiorespiratory (VO2peak) trainability
  • Examining the association between our genetic make-up and the bacteria within our gut
  • Investigating whether improving our gut bacteria via diet can influence our cardiorespiratory training response


Professor Jeff Coombes (primary)
Associate Professor Nir Eynon (secondary)


2002-2003 - Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence
2018 Finalist – ESSA Young Investigator Award (Exercise Science & Health)


Williams CJWilliams MGEynon NAshton KJLittle JP5, Wisloff U1,6, Coombes JS1. Genes to predict VO2max trainability: a systematic review. BMC Genomics. 2017 Nov 14;18(Suppl 8):831. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4192-6.