Pierre Val, born on February 7, 1976, obtained his M.S. degree in 1998 in molecular genetics and physiology, his Ph.D. degree in the period 1999-2003 in the same field, and his Research Management degree (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in 2010 from Clermont University. From 1999 to 2003, Val was involved in doctoral training at Clermont University, France, in the field of identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in the control of gene expression by ACTH. Since 2003 till 2007, he carried out his postdoctoral training at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, in the identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of the gonads and adrenals. Currently, he is a Research Assistant (Chargé de Recherche 1ière classe) at Unités Mixtes de Recherche (UMR) 6293, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and at Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), U1103, Clermont-Ferrand, France. In his current position, he works on the identification of the molecular mechanisms involved in adrenal tumour development. In 2012, Professor Val received Bronze Medal from the CNRS Young Researcher Award from the City of Clermont-Ferrand and Investigator Award from the European Network on the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENS@T). His areas of expertise include adrenal gland, gonads, cancer, tumourigenesis, molecular endocrinology, embryonic development, mouse models of disease, Wnt/β-catenin signaling, protein kinase A, growth factors, nuclear receptors, and gene transcription.
Biography Updated on 29 April 2013