We are very sorry to inform that our distinguished Editorial Board member, Edgar DaSilva, has recently passed away in Mumbai , India.
Dr DaSilva, Former Director of the Division of Life Sciences at UNESCO, was a constant collaborator of Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. He wrote several papers for the journal including also an editorial. He was the promoter of UNESCO's sponsorship, creating the section Biotechnology Issues for Developing Countries and allowing emerging countries to receipt EJBiotech in CDs.
His contribution and legacy with the development of biotechnology will live on.
We will all miss him.
Papers contributed by Dr Edgar DaSilva:
The Colours of Biotechnology: Science, Development and Humankind
Island Communities and Biotechnology
Plant biotechnology: a tool for development in Africa
Medicinal plants: a re-emerging health aid
GMOs and Development
Biotechnology and the developing world
Art, biotechnology and the culture of peace
International experience in human resource development in biotechnology: achievements and lessons learnt