Int. J. Dev. Biol. 53: 1273 - 1275 (2009)
Idealism and romantic patriotism for science - an interview with José Francisco David-Ferreira
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.
cell biology, embryology, electron microscopy