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Abstract This issue of EXPERIENTIA on ‘Developments in Biotechnology’ is dedicated to Professor Armin Fiechter who celebrated his 65th birthday in October. He is one of the most eminent promoters of biotechnology in Switzerland and he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Biotechnology at ETH in 1982 of which he is still director. By pioneering the combination of fundamental and applied aspects he has greatly influenced the advancement of biotechnology in teaching and research in Switzerland. Distinguished scientists from various countries were invited to contribute to this special issue of EXPERIENTIA to review aspects of yeast physiology, process optimization and control, analytics, and applications. We are well aware that the articles presented here are only a narrow selection of the current activities in biotechnology but since Professor Fiechter has devoted most of his scientific career to research on yeast physiology, process development and instrumentation it is appropriate to focus this issue on these aspects. We thank all the authors who have contributed to mark this special event. Professor Fiechter continues to actively stimulate progress in biotechnology with a still lively awareness of future developments. May he continue to persue his objectives and, together with Mrs. Fiechter, enjoy the time to come.
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