Funded Projects

The PCC has supported world-class research since 2008, investing more than $26 M to drive novel science. Research and grant-making are the foundation of the PCC and are the focus of everyday business activity. PCC-supported research contributes to a movement in addressing doping’s root causes and ultimately decreasing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by all participants in all sports at all levels of play.

Funded PCC projects represent proposals from 17 different countries and three continents. Nearly 90 principle investigators have been awarded grants to advance anti-doping knowledge through more than 100 unique research projects. Projects which showcase alignment with the PCC research priorities are given funding precedence.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding individual projects listed here.

Fellowships

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Scott Lacombe, Dell Pediatric Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin.

Mentor:
Dr. Herbert Tobias; Dell Pediatric Institute, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Tom Brenna; Dell Pediatric Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Research Title:

Validation of ARC Catalytic Combustion Reactors for Fast GCC-IRMS and
GC×GCC-IRMS

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Jacob Bejder, University of Copenhagen

Mentor:
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg, University of Copenhagen

Research Title:

Improving detection of erythropoiesis stimulating agents and glucocorticoids

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Danielle Moncrieffe, King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Mentor:
Prof. David Cowan; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Research Title:

Improving sample preparation for the quantification of low level proteins in blood

Funded: 2018

Fellow:
Dr. Laura Lewis; Australian Catholic University

Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL

Research Title:

Influence of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) on the Athlete Biological Passport

Funded: 2016

Fellow:
Dr. Liying Jiang; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Mentor:
Dr. David Cowan; King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Research Title:

Strategy for cost reduction in doping test using UPLC-ESPI-TOFMS for urine and DESI-QTOFMS for DBS

Funded: 2014

Fellow:
Dr. Geoff Miller; Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL)

Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Eichner; Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL)

Research Title:

Assessing hydration status through evaluation of albumin osmolality and lactate for the ABP

Micro-Grants

Funded: 2016

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Lena Ekstrom; Karolinska Instituet

Funded: 2016

Principal Investigator:
Prof. Dr. Maria Kristina Parr; Freie Universitat Berlin

Funded: 2016

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Jack Henion; Q2 Solutions

Funded: 2018

Principal Investigator:
Dr. James Hopker, University of Kent

Funded: 2018

Principal Investigator:
Dr. G. Reverter Fundació, IMIM

Funded: 2018

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg, University of Copenhagen

Funded: 2018

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Malcolm McLeod, Australian National University

Funded: 2019

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Yvette Dehnes, Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Siri Dorum, Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Andy Hoofnagle, University of Washington

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Dilshadbek Usmanov, Institute of Ion Plasma and Laser Technologies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Guenter Gmeiner, Seibersdorf Labor GmbH

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Francesco Botre, Laboratorio Antidoping FMSI

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ole N. Jensen, University of Southern Denmark

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Danielle Moncrieffe, King’s College London Drug Control Centre

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Geoff Miller, Sports Medicine Research & Testing Laboratory (SMRTL)

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. James Hopker, University of Kent

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gustavo Cavalcanti, Laboratorio Brasileiro de Controle de Dopagem (LBCD), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Dustin Nabhan, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Funded: 2020

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Oscar Pozo, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute – Bioanalysis Research Group

Funded: 2021

Principal Investigator:
Dr. David Handelsman, ANZAC Research Institute

Funded: 2021

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Andy Hoofnagle, University of Washington

Working Groups

Principal Investigator:

Dr. John Higgins; Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Nikolai Nordsborg; University of Copenhagen
Dr. Jakob Bejder; University of Copenhagen
Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL
Dr. James Cox, University of Utah
Dr. Merav Socolovsky, U Mass Medical School
Dr. Maziyar Baran Pouyan, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Dr. John Phillips, University of Utah
Dr. Steve Elliott, PCC Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Mike Sawka, PCC Scientific Advisory Board

Center of Excellence (Lab Equipment) Grants

2020 Grants

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Mario Thevis, German Sport University Cologne

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Herb Tobias, Dell Pediatric Institute

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Christian Reichel, Seibersdorf Labor GmbH Doping Control Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Michael Zimmerman, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Aviv Amirav, Tel Aviv University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jen-Tsan Chi, Duke University

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Christopher Chouinard, Florida Institute of Technology

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Jean-Francois Naud, Laboratiore de Controle du Dopage

2019 Grants

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Francesco Botré, Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Alexandre Marchand, French Anti-Doping Agency

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Federico Ponzetto, University of Turin

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Robert Roach, University of Colorado-Denver

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Soledad Rubio Bravo, University of Cordoba

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Daniel Eichner, Sports Medicine Research And Testing Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

J.L. Clark

2018 Grants

Principal Investigator:

Dr. David Handelsman, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Michael Polet, University of Ghent

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Daniel Eichner, SMRTL

Associated Project:

Exhaled Breath

2017 Grants

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Raul Nicoli; Swiss Anti-Doping Laboratory

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Zach Gagnon; John Hopkins University

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Jentsan Chi; Duke University

2016 Grants

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Fred Schaufele; Xcell Assay

2015 Grants

2014 Grants

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mike Ashenden; Science and Industry Against Blood doping (SIAB)

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Pauline Rudd; NIBRT

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Svetlana Appolonova; Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory

2009 Grants