The Center for Food Analysis (NAL) was created with the purpose of supplying the need for food quality control demanded by industries, expanding and consolidating scientific knowledge in this area and training qualified human resources. It operates in the field of physical-chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and sensory analysis of food in order to aggregate this sphere of knowledge to the university-business-society-quality interface of LADETEC. NAL is projected in Rio de Janeiro as the only analytical and molecular nucleus of reference in the private and academic sectors, inserting qualified personnel and services for technical-scientific activities focused on food.


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Carlos Adam Conte Junior

Professor Carlos Adam Conte Junior develops Teaching, Research and Extension activities in the Department of Biochemistry of the Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is productivity fellow level 1C in the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq (2013-2021), Scientist of Our State in the Rio de Janeiro State Research Support Foundation - FAPERJ (2014-2020), and Vice-coordinator of the Graduate Program in Food Science at UFRJ - PPGCAL (2019-2021). He graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). He got improvement in Infectious Emergency by the Royal Spanish Academy of Medicine (RANM), specialization in Master Nutrition from Stockholm University (SU), M.Sc. in Food Science from UFRJ, first Ph.D in Hygiene and Technological Processing of Animal Products (POA) from UFF, second Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with a sandwich period at Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), first postdoctoral from Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and second postdoctoral from the University of California (USA). He has published more than 230 scientific articles in indexed national and international journals, 153 papers in national and international congresses, 13 chapters of national and international books, and one patent. His scientific articles feature more than 2,400 citations (index h = 26; i10 = 75). He has mentored more than 120 Students / Researchers, 9 Postdocs, 18 Ph.D. candidates, 31 M.Sc candidates, 1 Specialization student, and 26 Scientific Initiation students, 4 Students of extension projects and 36 Undergraduate final conclusion projects. Several of these oriented students are currently professors and / or researchers at Federal Public Universities (UFF, UNESP, UFBA, UFMT, UFOB, IFPB and IFAL) and International (UK and UNMSM), Research Institutes (FIOCRUZ and EMBRAPA), Government Institutions ( MAP, ANVISA and Army), National Companies (JBS and Rica) and International Companies (Canopy Growth and Golden Ears Cheesecrafters). He Interacted with more than 550 collaborators in co-authorship of scientific works. He has international collaborations with the University of California (Davis), Washington State University and University of Kentucky (USA), Ghent University (Belgium), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Agriculture and Agri-Food (Canada), Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Meat Technology Center (Spain), University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and National University of San Marcos (Peru), with several publications together. He currently leads two research groups at CNPq. He organized nine conferences and gave 22 Lectures at National and International Events. He is a member of the editorial board of PeerJ (IF 2.118) and three other national and international scientific journals. He is a reviewer of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IF 7,422) and 27 other national and international scientific journals. He has outstanding research awards by the Rio de Janeiro Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine - CRMV-RJ (2015) and 32 more National and International Awards. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (2017-2019), the American Dairy Science Association (2016-2019) and the American Meat Science Association (2018-2019). He is Ad-Hoc consultant at several national and international research development agencies, e.g., FAPERJ, FAPEMIG, FAPESB, FACEPE, CNPq, CAPES, PROEX (UFF), PROPG (UNIRIO) and NSF (USA). He has coordinated or participated in more than 26 private company funded research projects (Ambev, Pepsico and Petrobrás) and development agencies such as FAPERJ, FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES, UFF (PROPPI and PROEX), ALBAN (European Union) and National Science Foundation (USA).