Bio: Aureliano Alves obtained his Biochemistry degree at the Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal, being Professor Carlos Geraldes his supervisor of the final research thesis whereas Professor Euclides Pires the mentor of his M.S. degree and Professor Vitor Madeira, at FCTUC, the supervisor of his Ph.D. degree. The Ph.D. work was also done under Professor Leopoldo de Meis supervision, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. He worked as a Monitor at the University of Coimbra, and he obtained the Biochemistry degree in 1986, the MSc degree in Cell Biology in 1991 and a PhD in Bioenergetics in 1996. Since 1997, he has been working as an Assistant Professor at Algarve University. Actually, is Associate Professor of Biochemistry (With Aggregation in Inorganic Biochemistry) and he was Director of Biochemistry degree at the University of Algarve, Portugal for more than one decade, from 1998 to 2013.
Supervision activities: M. Aureliano supervised and co-supervised, at the Algarve University, since 1997/98 until now, more than 90 research studies for undergraduate, MSc and PhD students.
Teaching: At the University of Algarve, he is responsible for the teaching of the disciplines of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Advanced topics in Cell biology, Inorganic Biochemistry and Advanced Biochemistry (MSc).
Research interests: He specializes in the biological effects of decavanadate, especially in the regulation and mechanism of muscle contraction. Main research topics : i) The role of decavanadate in biochemistry and biology; ii) Metals toxicology ; iii) muscle contraction and stress. Actually, in the Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMar) is research concentrates in the understanding the decavanadate and others POMs interactions with proteins as well as the processes for decavanadate/POMs cellular toxicity.
Publications: M. Aureliano has published about 80 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TId6xlIAAAAJ&hl=pt-pt).
Societies: Member of the Direction of the Portuguese Society of Biochemistry (SPB), also belongs to the Portuguese Bioinorganic Group (BIOIN Portugal).
Editorial activities: Editor of the book “Vanadium Biochemistry”, Research SignPost, 2007, Kerala, India. He is regularly a peer-reviewer (over 450) for numerous scientific journals (above 60) and has served in the editorial boards of some journals. For these activities in the field of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology he received in 2016 an award from Publons (The TOP 10% reviewers), being in 2017 at the TOP 1% most prolitic reviewers in the field of Chemistry and also in the field of Chemical Engineering: see,