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Address: Ethnikis Antistasis 21A Sindos Thessaloniki 11525

Tel: 0030 2310 799329 Mob: 0030 6948307271 Email:gpittas@hotmail.com

Dr George N. Pittas
Previous Work Oct 2009 Oct 2011 Taste and Diet, Athens, Greece Taste and Diet are the second largest company in Greece in the provision of whole day meal plans specifically designed for people who wish to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet. Role: Head Scientist, Sports nutritionist Head of the Sport Taste and After Birth daily meal plans Create and design the Sport Taste daily meal plan Create and design the After Birth daily meal plan Science advisor to the nutrition support team Management of Sport Taste and After Birth projects Manage personnel working for the aforementioned projects Nutritional support for customers Promotion of the Sport Taste project Collaborations Prepare promotional and supportive material (presentations, leaflets, menus) Design and maintain website (material) EAT CONTROL, Athens, Greece

Jan 2011 Oct 2011

Eat Control is a small company that operates in the food industry. The company specialises in ready meals (sandwiches, salads) and supply of whole day meal menus (main goal to provide healthy meal plans). Role: Science Collaborator Create whole day healthy meal plans Design food items Seek and conclude deals with suppliers (food and packaging) and collaborators (outlets) Prepare promotional and supportive material (presentations, leaflets, menus) Design and maintain website (material) Hellenic Table Tennis Federation, Athens, Greece

May 2010 Oct 2011

The Hellenic Table Tennis Federation is the official Federation for the Olympic sport, Table Tennis. Its role is to organise, supervise and promote the sport of Table Tennis in Greece. Role: Science Collaborator (Sport Science and Nutrition) Nutritional support for the Greek national team members (women and men, seniors and juniors) Provide exercise programs for strength and conditioning Official speaker at HTTF seminars for Table Tennis coaches Author for sport nutrition and sport science articles in the official HTTF magazine

Jun 2010 Oct 2010

Ergofit, Athens, Greece

Ergofit is a private ergometric centre assessing top division football teams and other sportspersons. Role: Exercise Science Collaborator Develop new assessment protocols Organise laboratory procedures Develop a new reference library for assessment of athletes Improve output methods to clients Gilda S.A., Thessaloniki, Greece

Jul 2008 Jun 2009

Gilda S.A. was a company that provided the food items to the two major companies (Gilli Diet & Taste and Diet) dealing in healthy daily meal plans. Role: Nutrition collaborator Nutritional analysis of food items and daily meal plans provided to the two major companies Provide advice on new trends in food science and nutrition Freelance, Thessaloniki, Greece

Jul 2008 Jun 2009 Role: Table Tennis coach

One on one coaching, training, and sparring sessions with up and coming Table Tennis athletes

Oct 2006 Dec 2006 Junior YMCA Table Tennis team, Thessaloniki, Greece Role: Sport Nutritionist Nutritional analysis Assessment of daily training and lining activities Individualised nutritional advice Orestiada Sports Club, Orestiada, Greece

Nov 2007 Feb 2008 Role: Table Tennis Coach

One on one coaching, training, and sparring sessions with up and coming Table Tennis athletes Derby Table Tennis Club, Nottinghamshire, England

Sept 2005 Jul 2006

Role: Table Tennis Coach One on one coaching, training, and sparring sessions with up and coming Table Tennis athletes Dunkirk Inn, Nottingham, England

Oct 2003 Apr 2005 Public house Role: Head cook Preparation of meals for customers and staff

Dec 2000 June 2001 Role: Cook

Insomnia, Glasgow, Scotland

Insomnia is a 24 hour caf and restaurant. Preparation of meals for customers and staff McLemont table tennis club Aberdeen,

Nov 1999 Apr 2000 Scotland Role: Table Tennis coach

One on one coaching, training, and sparring sessions with up and coming Table Tennis athletes

Academic Achievements

2001 2006 PhD Acute and prolonged creatine supplementation in humans. University of Nottingham Centre for Integrated Science Biology and Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School, England Supervisor: Prof Paul L. Greenhaff leading researcher in muscle metabolism. Funding by the University of Nottingham. My thesis investigates The effects of short-term and longer term creatine supplementation on whole body total creatine retention The effects of creatine supplementation with or without insulinotropic macronutrients on muscle total creatine stores and the creatine transporter mRNA content The effects of 3 months of creatine supplementation with or without insulinotropic macronutrients and resistance training on muscle function, muscle mass, and on the expression of select genes involved in muscle protein synthesis and degradation

During my thesis I was involved in study design, obtaining ethical approval, executing the studies (volunteer recruitment, managing staff, laboratory and equipment availability, overseeing the execution of the chosen protocols), observing volunteer welfare, samples analysis, data evaluation and interpretation. 2000 2001 Masters in Science (MSc) in Sports Medicine

University of Glasgow, Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Scotland Supervisor: Prof Stewart Hillis Professor of Cardiovascular and Exercise Medicine My thesis investigates the effects of a 5-HT antagonist on endurance performance and reaction time on healthy individuals. 1999 - 2000 Master of Science (MSc) in Sports Nutrition

University of Aberdeen, School of Biomedical Sciences, Scotland Supervisor: Dr Alison Jenkins My thesis investigates the effects a phenol rich fruit juice on eccentric exercise - induced muscle damage

1996 - 1999 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport Science University of Sunderland School of Health, Natural, and Social Sciences, , England

Science Publications

Pittas G, Hazell MD, Simpson EJ, Greenhaff PL. Optimization of insulin-mediated creatine retention during creatine feeding in humans. CISBM, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. J Sports Sci. 2009 Dec 22:1-8. Creatine: Dosage, Efficacy, Safety. Pittas G. www.sportsnutrition-inst.org/PDF/kreatinhpittas.pdf May 2010 Dietary management during the three day competition periods. Table Tennis Coach Post-educational Seminars organised by the Hellenic Table Tennis Federation and the European Table Tennis Union. Apr 2005 Pittas G, Miller J, Laithwaite D, Greenhaff P. The effect of acute and sustained carbohydrate ingestion on muscle total creatine accumulation during prolonged creatine supplementation in man. George Pittas, Jan Miller, David Laithwaite, Paul Greenhaff. Centre for Integrated Systems of Biology and Medicine, University of Nottingham, NG7 2UH, Nottingham, UK. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, #342.2, San Diego, CA.. Jan 2005 Creatine: Dosage, Effectiveness, and Safety. At the 1 Post-educational Seminars of Applied Sports Nutrition of the Hellenic Sports Nutrition Research Institute, Jan 2005
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Presentations

Further skills and certifications

2011 Certified Table Tennis coach (Class A) from the Hellenic Table Tennis Federation (HTTF) 2008 Completed the Greek National Services Nov 2003 Basic Food and Hygiene Certificate from the Environmental and Health Institute, UK (2003) 5 July 30 June 1999: Introductory Course on Massage Skills (University of Sunderland, England). June 1999: British Amateur Weight Lifting Association Leaders Award (England). 1999 European driving license 5 Dec 13 Dec 1998 Certificate of attendance of a training course in Emergency Aid th organised by the English Football Association. Issued on 13 of December 1998 Windows (2003, XP, Vista, 2007) Microsoft Office, Open Office E-mail. Statistical (SPSS, Prism). Nutrition (DIET 5, FitDay, Calorie King). High Performance Liquid Chromatography Flow Cytometry Spectrophotometry Radioimmunoassay (Insulin)

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Memberships Personal achievements Personal Interests

Muscle metabolites (freeze dried, powdered, wet) Metabolites (blood, urine) Glucose/ Lactate analysis Evaluation of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Evaluation of isokinetic endurance and isometric strength Expired gas analysis Weight lifting equipment Member of the Hellenic Sports Nutrition Research Institute Runner-up in the UK Team Championships (2001) Greek Singles Champion in Juniors (1993) Greek Doubles Champion in Juniors (1992 &1993) Greek Mixed Doubles Champion in Juniors (1992 &1993) I have been a member of the Greek national team in all age categories. Listening to music Literature Sports Exercising