Dr Jan Knight

Knight Scientific Limited

Dr Jan Knight PhD
Jan’s career in interdisciplinary science spans over 30 years. Since 1984 her research has involved: inflammatory diseases, free radical biology, cardiovascular research, nutrition, renal dialysis, biocompatibility of medical devices, measuring antioxidant activity of natural materials and antioxidant
status of animals (including humans) monitoring the health and performance of individual elite athletes and professional teams including: sailing, rowing, cycling, triathlon, fell racing, race walking, motor racing (Formula One), football, rugby and in developing methods for use in such research.

She has been an invited speaker at international conferences, given seminars and practical workshops at pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care and medical device companies, the Olympic Medical Institute, and at the National Measurement Institute of Australia. She won five SMART awards, has led collaborative research projects and is a partner in two European Horizon 2020 projects. She devised and organised hands-on technology transfer workshops and collaborates with scientists and clinicians in many universities
and hospitals in the UK and abroad. Jan is co-inventor of a number of patents, and in 1999 became a lifetime Millennium Fellow. She is co-founder of Knight Scientific Limited of which she is Managing Director.

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Monitoring fitness, fatigue and infection in one simple blood test.

ABELsport™ is a novel capillary blood test (for use with a whole team or individual athletes) that measures the respiratory burst (activation of the NADPH oxidase) of certain white blood cells and relates this activity to parameters such as: fitness, infection, stress, fatigue, depression or combinations of, in an easily understandable format that enables the medical and coaching staff to intervene immediately with individual players as well as obtain a weekly visual over view of the state of the entire team.