Research projects

Funded scientific research projects | World Anti-Doping Agency

Implications of RNA-seq in detecting anabolic steroid use and exploiting the molecular mechanism of muscle memory
Dr. F. PIGOZZI et al. / University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Italy

Online multidimensional GC as a clean-up step for IRMS and quadrupole MS measurements of endogenous anabolic steroids in urine
Dr. A. CASILLI et al. / Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, Brazil

Phase II metabolites as target biomarkers in doping analysis: generation of reference materials and optimization of methods
Dr MK PARR et al. / Freie Universität Berlin, Germany & Laboratorio Antidoping FMSI, Rome, Italy

Detection of rhEPO microdosing and small volume blood transfusion
Dr. N. NORDSBORG et al. / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Identification of novel peptide-derived drug metabolites using a novel isotope-labeled reporter ion detection strategy
Pr M. THEVIS / German Sports University, Cologne

Search for new long-term metabolites of trenbolone by hydrogen isotope ratio mass spectrometry
Pr M. THEVIS / German Sports University, Cologne

New biomarkers in the detection of recombinant human growth hormone. LC-MRM-MS method for quantification of fibronectin in anti-doping routine
Dr. G. REVERTER / IMIM Foundation, Spain

Targeting of recombinant EPO by LC-MS analysis if glycopeptide intact
Prof. O. JENSEN, Dr. G. SANMARTIN / University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Development of a small peptide, 2 kDa mixed standard
Dr. C. GOEBEL / National Institute of Measurement, Australia

Implementation of Ultra High Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for Screening and Confirmatory Analysis
Dr. C. GOEBEL / National Institute of Measurement, Australia

The synthesis and certification of three human metabolites of 7-methyl19-nortestosterone (MENT)
Dr. S. DAVIES / National Institute of Measurement, Australia

Systematic review of supplements available on the market to focus and base the development of standards
Dr. C. GOEBEL / National Institute of Measurement, Australia

Extend the use of dried blood sports in doping controls to lower and higher molecular weight peptide drugs
Pr M. THEVIS/ German Sports University, Cologne

Markers of use of erythropoiesis stimulants and hypoxia
N. NORDSBORG et al. / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Analytical strategies by isotope mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS) from confirmation to application in PBA

Dr X. DE LA TORRE / Laboratorio Antidoping FMSI, Italy

Profile of atypical hemoglobin and erythroid-related miRNAs expressed after autologous blood transfusion: isolation of markers insensitive to physiological changes

Pr F. MANFREDINI and Pr R. GAMBARI / University of the Studi di Ferrara

Selection of the most appropriate markers of misuse of SARMs. The role of physiological and environmental factors
Dr M. MAZZARINO and Pr F. BOTRÈ / Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, Italy

Addition of 19-norandrosterone in a new certified reference material for human urinary steroids
Dr. P. ARMISHAW and Dr. J. MURBY / Commonwealth of Australia, Australia

Origin production of 19-norandrosterone in human urine samples and doping analysis
X. DE LA TORRE et al. / Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, Italy

Reliable assay for the rapid detection of potentially unknown chemically unrelated erythropoietin mimetics unrelated to the endogenous hormone in biological samples
Dr B. STRUKELJ, Dr J. DVORSAK / University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Clinical trial on the effects of tramadol and paracetamol on cognitive and cerebral physical performance while cycling
Dr D. SANABRIA LUCENA / University of Granada, UK

Improving the detection of endogenous anabolic steroid abuse by measuring endogenous sulfate metabolite (IDEASS)
Dr. R. VENTURA et al. / IMIM Foundation, Spain

Athlete Performance Passport Application for Doping Control
Dr S. ILJUKOV and Prof. S.BERMON / Research Institute for Olympic Sports, Finland

Development of a multiplexed detection test for PEGylated proteins in doping control samples
Dr. M. THEVIS / Center for Preventive Doping Research – Institute of Biochemistry, German Sports University Cologne, Germany

Ultra-Sensitive Mass Spectrometric Detection of a rEPO-Specific O-Glycopeptide as Unambiguous Evidence of Doping – Tracking (GOpep2)
Dr J. PASCUAL, Dr J. SEGURA / Fundacio IMIM (FIMIM), Spain

Exosome proteomics to detect biomarkers of erythropoietin (EPO) utilization in athletes
Dr. G. JACOBOSON et al. / University of Tasmania, Australia & University of Copenhagen, Denmark A-ring hydroxylation as a metabolic pathway for long-term steroid detection
X. DE LA TORRE et al. / Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana, Italy; Freie University, Germany Oral-Turinabol Metabolite Confirmation and Elimination Profiles Controlled Administration Trial with Special Respect for Long-Term Metabolites
Dr. K. PARR et al. / Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany; FMSI Laboratorio Antidoping, Italy

Azole antifungals. Confounding factors or modulators
Dr. M. MAZZARINO / Federazione Medico Sportiva

Analysis of doping control samples using SFC-MS
Pr D. COWAN et al. / University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

A Stability and Robustness Evaluation Study for the Implementation of Supercritical Fluid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry in the Anti-Doping Field
Dr. T. KUURANE et al. / Swiss Doping Analysis Laboratory & Analytical Sciences Laboratory

Long-term changes in human skeletal muscle after administration of anabolic steroids
P.AAGAARD ​​et al. / University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Unequivocal detection of AAV-mediated gene doping by pan-AAV immunological profiling
Drs. G. RONZITTI and F. BOSCH / France and Spain

Using DNA typing and erythrocyte microparticle analysis to detect blood doping – a transfusion study
S. VOSS et al. / Anti-Doping Laboratory, Qatar

Detection of autologous transfusion from chilled or cryopreserved blood by characterization of red blood cells and microparticles
Dr. A. MARCHAND et al. / France

Monitoring of endogenous steroids in female serum
Pr M. SAUGY et al / RED, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Improved urinary stability and detection window for peptide hormones and growth factors by micro-sampling of dried urine
Laura MERCOLINI et al / University of Bologna, Delft University of Technology

Detection of EPO and evaluation of CD71 expression from a dried blood spot after administration of rEPO
D.EICHNER et al / SMRTL, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA