In memoriam: Dr. Carmine Damiano
We have the sad duty of informing you on the decease of Carmine Damiano last Sunday, February 17th, 2013. Carmine was a great Scientist and friend of many of us. He spent his life working at the 'Istituto Sperimentale di Frutticoltura di Roma' (Italy) and his footprint there is clear and deep. He was a very active Member of both SOI (Società di Ortoflorofrutticoltura Italiana) and ISHS and organised several meetings, symposia and working groups.
He was among the founders of the ISHS Commission Biotechnology and Molcular Biology (later re-named into ISHS Commission on Molecular Biology and Invitro Culture) that he chaired from 2002 to 2006, gaining a sound reputation worldwide. He participated to the scientific debate with vision, passion, responsibility and intellectual honesty. On behalf of SOI Members, ISHS Executive Committee and Secretariat and the horticultural research community, we convey our sincere condolences to his family and to his close friends and colleagues.
Paolo Inglese, President SOI, Dipartimento di Colture Arboree
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