Dedicated, Persistent, Knowledgeable, Visionary and Smart: Dr. Oreste Ghisalba Helped Leverage the Great Potential of Biotechnology to the Benefit of Switzerland


  • Michael Altorfer Swiss Biotech Association,;, Email:
  • Dominik Escher Swiss Biotech Association,
  • Adrian Härri Swiss Biotech Association,
  • Martin Howald Swiss Biotech Association,



Biotechnology, Swiss biotech association


Oreste Ghislaba's powerful vision and actions to make Switzerland a world-leading hub in biotechnology are described. He recognised the great potential for innovation in biotechnology and was able to communicate this to stakeholders in academia, industry and politics. He was instrumental in the creation of organisations such as Swiss Biotech Association, the CTI, the SATW, TA-Swiss, and the Swiss Industrial Biocatalysis Consortium that helped to create the Swiss biotech hub.




How to Cite

M. Altorfer, D. Escher, A. Härri, M. Howald, Chimia 2020, 74, 338, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.338.