Idealism and romantic patriotism for science - an interview with José Francisco David-Ferreira
Interview | Published: 1 November 2009
Maria Carmo-Fonseca* and José Francisco David-Ferreira
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jose Francisco David-Ferreira is one of the most influential Professors of Cell and Developmental Biology in Portugal. David-Ferreira pioneered the use of electron microscopy in cell biology and experimental embryology. He also paved the way for successive generations of biologists who cross-fertilized the national scientific community. As we discuss briefly below, David-Ferreira is above all a Pedagogue and an Institution builder.