The Science Team2019-07-26T12:10:28+00:00

Meet The Team Behind The Science

The study of genetics and DNA requires a very bright mind. At Muhdo, we have worked tirelessly with the very brightest minds in the field to bring you a product we can all be proud of. Below are the scientists behind your Muhdo DNA profile.


Christopher Collins, MSST, CISSN
Co-founder and Head of Physiology

Chris is an experienced coach, researcher and therapist and currently splits his time between the National Health Service (NHS) and commercial health research. He has graduated from Myerscough College, Edge Hill University and Queen Margaret University with degrees in sports therapy, medical imaging and sports specific nutrition. He has worked with multiple professional football teams, corporate well-being with Nestle, across 3 different hospital sites and designed multiple predictive health algorithms. He believes that genetic science holds the key for performance enhancement in athletes, engaging people with their health and predicting possible health problems before they occur.


Dr. Tanya Petrossian, PhD
Epigenetics Clinical Lead

Dr. Tanya Petrossian, is a world leader in epigenetics and holds a Ph.D Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Dr. Petrossian made the groundbreaking discovery of the Methyltransferasome which led to her nomination by the National Institutes of Health to represent the United States in the 2010 Meeting of the Nobel Laureates. She is also pioneering the development of the first non-hormone therapeutic for endometriosis – the number one cause of infertility and disability in women during their reproductive years.


James Brown, BSc
Co-founder and Nutrigenomics Director

James is an ex professional rugby player representing Harlequins and England schools, that has spent the last 20 years working as a sports and performance nutritionist with a degree from St Marys Twickenham and provides regular monthly nutrition columns in a variety of health and fitness titles, such as Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness and Flex. James switched his attention to the world of genetics following the deaths of 2 of his younger cousins from cystic fibrosis in 2010 and gained his nutrigenomics degree from La Trobe University in 2015, and now provides a wealth of experience and knowledge with how our genes fully interact with our food, exercise, lifestyle and environments.


Prof. Andres Valkna, PhD
Geneticist and Scientific Advisor Associate Professor of Biomedicine and Genetics

Prof. Valkna has held positions in The Scripps Research Institute California, Stockholm University, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu. He is a CSO in CCCR Cambridge and Celecure Group. Prof. Valkna is also a keen windsurfer and sportsman.


Aire Allikas, MSc
Geneticist and Scientific Advisor
Molecular Geneticist

Aire has been a product manager in a global pharmaceutical company and project leader in a drug development company involved in development of new cancer drugs. During the last five years she has been focused on lifestyle and nutritional genetics with her primary area of expertise being in the genetic factors of weight control. Aire has a degree in Genetics from the University of Tartu.

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