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In memoriam

Carlos Eduardo Gamboa
1969 to 2004
PhD, Researcher, DANAC Foundation, Venezuela
Pioneer in Recurrent Selection in Rice

Carlos Eduardo Gamboa, born 31 October 1969 in Valle de la Pascua, Venezuela, completed his studies at the Faculty of Agronomy of the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1993. He continued working for three years at the University’s Institute of Genetics. He joined the DANAC Foundation as researcher in 1996, and became one of the founders of this institution’s programme for rice population improvement through recurrent selection. This pioneering programme became an example for other regional programmes that aspired to similar goals in Latin America. Gamboa was responsible for the release in Venezuela of the last two rice varieties, D-Sativa and D-Oryza. He was a great friend to all; his optimism and his willingness to collaborate with colleagues, and his generosity in guiding young professionals will be sorely missed, not only in the DANAC Foundation, but also in other institutions with whom he had associated. We extend our most sincere condolences to his family.

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