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The expanding knowledge and improving techniques of molecular biology continuously redefine modern medicine in terms of decision making related to prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. With the application of integrated approaches personalized risk assessment is becoming a practical tool in sports contributing to conscious decision making starting from sport selection to improving training efficacy and managing injury risk. With proper personalized risk management and complex injury prevention elite athletes can maximize not only their performance but their active years in sports and ultimately lifelong health and well-being. 

Yoga is an ancient, complex technique that improves strength, flexibility, balance and wellbeing by using a combination of different mind-body practices. Besides being a form of physical workout with proven health benefits it impacts biological processes in multiple ways. The aim of this research project is to investigate the possible effects of yoga on regeneration, its role in injury prevention, sport performance enhancement and its sportpsychological aspects. We use a multidisciplinary approach with a team of collaborators to thoroughly investigate the complex and diverse biological involvement, multidimensional physical and mental issues in connection with yoga.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. The majority of cervical cancers are associated with human papilloma viruses (HPV). However, most women with HPV do not develop cervical cancer. Besides high risk HPV infection several factors influence the process of cervical carcinogenesis. Even though ovarian cancers are not as common as cervical cancer, they are generally diagnosed at an advanced stage since most women have no symptoms at early stages of the disease. Positive trends in detection rates and overall survival can only be achieved by improving the efficacy of prevention. Molecular profiling, including microRNA analysis, enable us to develop new biomarkers associated with spectrums of risk evaluation, early detection, predictive and prognostic evaluation of pharmacokinetics and -dynamics, therapeutic options and future prognosis. Biomarker based complex risk assessment can improve and personalize cancer prevention, screening and treatment selection in gynecologic oncology.

Co-supervisor: KISS, Gabriella

Equal rights movements affected sport participation and the number of female athletes has dramatically increased over the past few decades. Differences in adaptation and health needs of the female athlete have already been partially addressed but there are still dimensions that need to be explored and addressed. One of the health issues affecting female athletes is the female athlete triad associated with low energy availability as a key etiological factor. Youth athletes are at greater risk due to possible serious long term negative health effects if the condition is not correctly identified and managed, making primary prevention, screening and early diagnosis essential.

Co-supervisor: SZABÓ, Dorottya

Prevention has become the major focus point of modern medicine. Personal and population health goals do not stop at improving life expectancy. Staying physically, mentally active and healthy are key expectations. Steps of personal risk management include identification, measurement and analysis. As decision making is becoming more conscious the importance of adequate and objective data collection and analysis is crucial. Decisions regarding adjustments in timing and calibration of training and workload can be made using these sets of information. In order to minimize personal risk and maximize the efficacy of adaptation factors affecting performance can be controlled with proper guidance utilizing members of the sports medicine team.

Steroid hormone metabolism and its quantitative and qualitative alterations can be indicative regarding physiological adaptation and various health conditions. Impacts of physical activity and efficacy of regeneration can be studied with the analysis of urine steroid hormone metabolite profile using gas-chromatograph mass spectrometry.