Professor Silvio Silvério da Silva was born on December 31st, 1959. He is a professor at Department of Biotechnology, Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He completed his doctorate in Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology from USP and GBF German Research Centre for Biotechnology, Germany in 1994. He has published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed international journals and 18 book chapters. He has recorded two patents on technological processes for xylitol production. Prof. Silva has guided 10 doctoral students, 25 masters’ dissertations and 55 scientific initiation students. He has successfully completed 19 research projects funded by Brazilian Government. Prof. Silvio has been actively working on various aspects of lignocellulose biotechnology for 25 years.