Silvio Silvério da Silva
Head at Department of Biotechnology
University of São Paulo
Dr. Silvio Silvério da Silva is the Associate Professor and Head at Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his doctorate in Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Gesellschaft Fuer Biotechnologishe Forshung (GBF), Germany in 1994. Prof. Silva offers the consulting services to various scientific journals, ad hoc institutions and biotechnological industries. He has published more than 150 papers in peer reviewed international journals and presented more than 455 papers in international conference proceedings. He has also 18 book chapters to his credit. He has edit 3 international books and recorded two patents on technological processes for xylitol production. Prof. Silva has guided, 04 post-doc, 11 doctoral students, 26 masters’ dissertations and 58 scientific initiation students in the area of Applied Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He has successfully completed 19 research projects funded by Brazilian Government and private funding agencies, including International Cooperative Projects. He got recognized some important Awards on biotechnology field. His area of research is Micro-biotechnology harnessing since last 25 years specifically on the potential of lignocellulosic feedstock for the production of Xylitol and bioethanol. For the exchange of scientific knowledge on the various aspects of xylitol production, he has visited several international research institutions of several countries.