Dr. Peter Biely, DrSc. is a biochemist and research professor from the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. He graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava in 1963, obtained PhD degree from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1968), served as postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School in Boston (1968-1968) and was awarded DrSc degree in 1990. Dr. Biely is internationally well recognized based on his contribution to the area of microbial degradation of plant biomass. He published 215 papers and chapters, has several successful patents and 6200 citations. He was a principal investigator of many projects and supervised 10 postgraduate students. As one of the foremost and most cited researchers in his country, he received number of national awards, e.g. Meritorious Inventor of Czechoslovakia 1989, Golden Medal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences 2001, Slovak Scientist of the Year 2003 and Order of Ludovit Stur from the President of the Slovak Republic 2011. He was a recipient of fellowships from OECD, JSPS, USDA and many academic institutions from all over the world where he served as a Visiting Professor or a Lecturer at biotechnology courses.