Meet the team behind the science

Below are a few of the expert scientists working to make sure your Muhdo profile remains the most detailed available.

Dr. Tanya Petrossian, PhD

Epigenetics Clinical Lead

Dr. Tanya Petrossian, PhD

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.

Christopher Collins, MSST, CISSN

Head of Physiology

Christopher Collins, MSST, CISSN

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.

Christopher 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.

James Brown, BSc

Co-Founder and Nutrigenomics Director

James Brown, BSc

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. He 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.

He now provides a wealth of experience and knowledge with how our genes fully interact with our food, exercise, lifestyle and environments.

Aire Allikas, MSc

Molecular Geneticist and Scientific Advisor

Aire Allikas, MSc

Aire has been a product manager in a global pharmaceutical company and project leader in a drug development company involved in the 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.

Prof. Andres Valkna, PhD

Professor of Biomedicine and Genetics

Prof. Andres Valkna, PhD

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.

Dr. Tanya Petrossian, PhD

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.

Christopher Collins, MSST, CISSN

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.

Christopher 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.

James Brown, BSc

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. He 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.

He now provides a wealth of experience and knowledge with how our genes fully interact with our food, exercise, lifestyle and environments.

Aire Allikas, MSc

Aire has been a product manager in a global pharmaceutical company and project leader in a drug development company involved in the 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.

Prof. Andres Valkna, PhD

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.

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