Nir Eynon




Nir Eynon is a NHMRC Investigator Fellow (2021-2025), a former NHMRC Career Development Fellow (2018-2021), and ARC DECRA Fellow (2014-2016), and he is a group leader based at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University. Nir earned his PhD degree in 2010 in a joint programme between the Wingate Institute, Israel, and the University of Porto, Portugal. He focussed on identifying genomic markers for muscle performance.

His current areas of expertise epigenetics, ageing and exercise, an area for which he won the Young Tall Poppy 2021 award. His expertise has been recognised by being selected to the ARC College of Experts in 2023. Before Joining the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Nir has been working at the Institute for Health and Sport (iHeS) at Victoria University, initially as a postdoctoral fellow, then as a Senior Research Fellow, and was appointed as a Professor in 2021.

Click here for a full list of publications on ORCID

Featured Publications

Authors Title Published In

Seale K, Horvath S, Teschendorff A, Eynon N*, Voisin S*.

Making sense of the aging methylome.

Nature Reviews Genetics, 23;10(585-605). 2022

Voisin S, Jacques M, Landen S, Harvey NR, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, Gancheva S,
Ouni M, Jähnert M, Ashton KJ, Coffey VG, Thompson JLM, Doering TM, Gabory A, Junien C, Caiazzo R, Verkindt H, Raverdy V, Pattou F, Froguel P, Craig JM, Blocquiaux S, Thomis M, Sharples AP, Schürmann A, Roden M, Horvath S, Eynon N.

Meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation and integrative omics of age in human skeletal muscle.

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 12;4(1064-1078). 2021

Landen S, Jacques M, Hiam D, Alvarez-Romero J, Harvey NR, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR,
Ashton KJ, Lamon S, Voisin S, Eynon N.

Skeletal muscle methylome and transcriptome integration reveals profound sex differences related to muscle function and substrate metabolism.

Clinical Epigenetics, 13;202. 2021

Voisin S, Harvey NR, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, Ashton KJ, Coffey VG, Doering TM, Thompson JLM, Benedict C, Cedernaes J, Lindholm ME, Craig JM, Rowlands DS, Sharples AP, Horvath S, Eynon N.

An epigenetic clock for human skeletal muscle.

Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 11;4(887-898). 2020

Jacques M, Kuang J, Bishop DJ, Yan X, Alvarez-Romero J, Munson F, Garnham A, Papadimitriou ID, Voisin S, Eynon N.

Mitochondrial respiration variability and simulations in human skeletal muscle: The Gene SMART study.

The FASEB Journal. 34;2(2978-2986). 2020

Voisin S, Jacques M, Lucia A, Bishop DJ, Eynon N.

Statistical considerations for exercise protocols aimed at measuring trainability.

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 47;1(37-45). 2019

Landen S, Voisin S, Craig JM, McGee SL, Lamon S, Eynon N.

Genetic and epigenetic sex-specific adaptations to endurance exercise.

Epigenetics. 14;6(523-535). 2019

Houweling PJ, Papadimitriou ID, Seto JT, Pérez LM, Del Coso J, North KN, Lucia A, Eynon N.

Is evolutionary loss our gain? The role of ACTN3 p.Arg577Ter (R577X) genotype in athletic performance, ageing and disease.

Human Mutation. 39;12(1774-1787). 2018

Willems SM, Wright DJ, Day FR, … Eynon N, … Wareham NJ, Scott RA, et al.

Large-scale GWAS identifies multiple loci for hand grip strength providing biological insights into muscular fitness.

Nature Communications, 8;1 2017

Papadimitriou ID, Lucia A, Pitsiladis YP, Pushkarev VP, Dyatlov DA, Orekhov EF, Artioli GG, Guilherme JPLF, Lancha AH, Ginevičienė V, Cieszczyk P, Maciejewska-
Karlowska A, Sawczuk M, Muniesa CA, Kouvatsi A, Massidda M, Garton CMCF, Houweling PJ, Wang G, Austin K, Druzhevskaya AM, Astratenkova IV, Ahmetov II, Bishop DJ, North KN, Eynon N.

ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D gene variants influence performance in elite sprinters: a multi-cohort study.

BMC Genomics, 17;1. 2016