Lluis Tort, born in Manlleu, near Barcelona, is currently Vice-Rector and Professor of Physiology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). In 1982 he gained his Ph.D. in Biology and did postdoctoral training at the Universities of Bristol (England) and Aberdeen (Scotland). Specialist in the physiology of fish, his field of research is stress physiology of fish and for some time now he has carried out investigations in the area of stress and immunosuppression in fish.
He has participated in 27 research projects (13 as Principal Investigator, 8 international) and supervises a team of 12 people (teachers, scholars and technicians) at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. and 26 Ms.C. or postgraduate theses.
He has published over 160 papers in journals and books in the field of aquaculture and fish physiology, most of them in high impact scientific journals. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Fish Physiology and Biochemistry. He is a regular reviewer of several scientific journals on fish physiology, immunology and aquaculture.
He has been invited to evaluate projects by agencies in Europe, United States, Canada, Britain, Norway, Greece and Taiwan.
He was Chairman of the "IX International Congress on the Biology of Fish" (2010), and is a member of eight scientific societies. He has been invited to give plenary lectures and key note presentations on 18 occasions in international events. He is the current coordinator of mobility in the EU ERASMUS Thematic Network AquaTnet, which is devoted to higher education in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic management, and involves 110 European institutions.