About this book
I am very pleased to comply with the request to provide a foreword to this three-language "Dictionary of Biotechnology". This reference book, which will be of great value to researchers, is the result of German-l apanese cooperation in the life sci ences, supported by the Ministry for Research and Technology (Bundesministerium fur Forschung und Technologie) of the Federal Republic of Germany. This cooperation has led to a series of contacts between scientists and scientific institutions in the two countries that have enriched and strengthened our tradi tionally strong ties. A means of communication is a prerequisite for the exchange of scientific information, the discussion of research strategies, and the organization of scientific meetings. In science, English has become the most important language and now forms the basis of communication. Yet, in order to have a better understanding of specialized scientific texts, often available only in Japanese or German, it is important to have a glossary of biotechnological terminology in several languages. I wish this dictionary of biotechnology a successful start and wide application, both from the scientific and international points of view.
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