Famous Bacteriologists - List of Famous Bacteriologists

Bacteriologists are the professionals trained in bacteriology which is a subdivision of microbiology. They examine the growth, structure, development, and other characteristics of bacteria in order to promote health and disease diagnosis and prevention. The beginnings of bacteriology corresponded with the development of the microscope, and the 17th century Dutch naturalist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek is believed to be the first person to see micro-organisms, including bacteria. The 19th century German physician Robert Koch was one of the founders of bacteriology. Another German, the naturalist and botanist Ferdinand Julius Cohn who became known for his studies of algae, bacteria, and fungi, is also considered a founder of bacteriology. He published many of the founding papers of bacteriology in the journal ‘Contributions to the Biology of Plants.’ Taking forward the work on bacteriology, Louis Pasteur established the connections between bacteria and the processes of fermentation and disease, and succeeded in immunizing animals against two diseases caused by bacteria. The Scottish biologist Sir Alexander Fleming was also a major authority in the field of bacteriology. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous bacteriologists from all over the globe.

The Most Famous Bacteriologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Alexander FlemingAugust 6, 1881British, ScottishAlexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin
Louis PasteurDecember 27, 1822FrenchLouis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax
Salvador MazzaFebruary 28, 1905ArgentinianSalvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean physician and epidemiologist
Alexandre YersinSeptember 22, 1863French, Swiss, VietnameseAlexandre Émile John Yersin, popularly known as Alexandre Yersin was a Franco-Swiss bacteriologist and physician
Alfred Day HersheyDecember 4, 1908AmericanAlfred Day Hershey was an American bacteriologist and geneticist who won the 1969 Noble Prize in Medicine
Robert KochDecember 11, 1843GermanRobert Koch was a famous German microbiologist who identified the cause of various deadly diseases such as anthrax and cholera
Ferdinand CohnJanuary 24, 1828PolishFerdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is considered as the father of bacteriology and microbiology
Charles NicolleSeptember 21, 1866FrenchCharles Jules Henry Nicolle was French bacteriologist who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on typhus
Christiaan EijkmanAugust 11, 1858DutchChristiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician, who is known for his work on the disease beriberi
Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is considered as the father of bacteriology and microbiology

PolishJanuary 24, 1828131 views

Alexandre Yersin

Alexandre Émile John Yersin, popularly known as Alexandre Yersin was a Franco-Swiss bacteriologist and physician

FrenchSeptember 22, 1863158 views

Robert Koch

Robert Koch was a famous German microbiologist who identified the cause of various deadly diseases such as anthrax and cholera

GermanDecember 11, 1843134 views

Christiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician, who is known for his work on the disease beriberi

DutchAugust 11, 1858112 views

Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean physician and epidemiologist

Charles Nicolle

Charles Jules Henry Nicolle was French bacteriologist who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on typhus

FrenchSeptember 21, 1866113 views

Alfred Day Hershey

Alfred Day Hershey was an American bacteriologist and geneticist who won the 1969 Noble Prize in Medicine

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin

BritishAugust 6, 1881264 views

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax

FrenchDecember 27, 1822176 views