genetic markers related to sports performance will be assessed
in the genomic DNA of our athletes using high technology
in genomics and proteomics. As a first step, thousands of
markers present in the genome will be assessed, using a
technology known as GWAS (Genome Wide Association Studies).
Later, the genomic and proteomic markers realated to sports
performance in our athletes will be used to customize a
microarray, which will be used to evaluate the distribution
distribuition of different markers in our young athletes.
The data collected in the
project will be used to create a genomic/proteomic platform,
which in turn will be an important tool for the selection
of sports-talented individuals, as well as in the improvement
of the physical training of our young athletes