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Adalberto Luis Val


Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil). Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

(Updated on Apr 2011) Date of Birth: 31 July, 1956 Citizenship: Brazilian Address: INPA Av. André Araújo, 2936 - Aleixo 69060-001 Manaus, AM - Brazil e-mail: Education 1986. PhD. Aquatic Biology. National Institute for Research in the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil 1990. Post Doc. Fish Physiology. Dept of Zoology. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Administration 2004-2006. Chair of the National Committee of Post-graduation Programmes in Biology 2006-2014. General Director of The National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA) Employment 1980 Present. National Institute for Research in the Amazon, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil Other Professional Activities Member of G-7 group for the Pilot Programme to Protect the Tropical Rainforest Referee for several Journals and Periodicals Member of peer review committees, including Brazilian National research Council, FAPESP, NSF-USA. Awards and Scholarships 11) Cross of the State Order of Scientific Merit (State of Amazonas, Brazil) 10) National Research Council (CNPq) Research Fellowship type IA 9) Elected member of the National Academy of Science 8) Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit (Brazil) 7) Congressional Legion of Honor, International Congress on the Biology of Fish, American Fisheries Society (2000) Recent Grant Awards ADAPTA Adaptations and gene expression in aquatic organisms of the Amazon (US$1 million/year). Period 2009-2014 Genogigas Genotype of the Amazon fish Arapaima gigas (US$ 200,000.00) Period: 2006-2008 Bioindicators of environmental change. PRONEX-CNPq. $400,000.00 (US$150,000.00). Period: 2004-2007. Recent Publications 104. Maunder, R.J.; Buckley, J.; Val, A.L.; Sloman, K.A. (2011) Accumulation of dietary and aqueous cadmium into the epidermal mucus of the discus fish Symphysodon sp. Aquatic Toxicology, 103, 205?212. 103. Anjos, N.A.; Schulze, T.; Brack, W.; Val, A.L.; Schirmer, K.; Scholz, S. (2011) Identification and evaluation of cyp1a transcript expression in fish as molecular biomarker for petroleum contamination in tropical fresh water ecosystems. Aquatic Toxicology, 103, 46-52. 102. Duarte, R.M.; Honda, R.T.; Val, A.L. (2010) Acute effects of chemically dispersed crude oil on gill ion regulation, plasma ion levels and haematological parameters in tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum). Aquatic Toxicology, 97, 134-141. 101. Groff, A.A.; Silva, J.; Nunes, E.A.; Ianistcki, M.; Guecheva, T.N.; Oliveira, A.M.; Oliveira, C.P.F.; Val, A.L.; Henriques, J.A.P. (2010) UVA/UVB-induced genotoxicity and lesion repair in Colossoma macropomum and Arapaima gigas Amazonian fish. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology, 99, 93-99. 100. Aride, P.H.R.; Ferreira, M.S.; Duarte, R.M.; Oliveira, A.M.; Freitas, D.V.; Santos, A.L.W.; Nozawa, S.R.; Val, A.L. (2010). Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Iron Concentration in Tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, Iron Absorption. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 41, 291-297. 99. Gonzalez, R.J.; Brauner, C.J.; Wang, Y.X.; Richards, J.G.; Patrick, M.L.; Xi, W.; Matey, V.; Val, A.L. (2010) Impact of ontogenetic changes in branchial morphology on gill function. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 3, 322-332. Books 10) Val, A.L., Almeida-Val, V.M.F., Randall, D. (Org). The Physiology of Tropical Fishes. Academic Press. 2006. 632p. 9) Val, A.L., KAPOOR, B G (Org.). Fish Adaptations. Enfield, USA: Science Publishers, Inc, 2003. v1. 418p. Conference Presentations More than 150 presentations worldwide. Affiliations 9) The Linnean Society of London 8) Brazilian National Academy of Sciences 7) American Fisheries Society 6) British Isles Fisheries Society 5) The Society of Experimental Biology 4) Canadian Society of Zoologists 3) Sociedade Brasileira de Fisiologia 2) Sociedade Brasileira de Genética 1) Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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