Famous Biologists - List of Famous Biologists - page 2

Biologists’ job involves the study of living organism and their relationship with natural world. They try to discover the mechanism of living creatures with their study of the origin, habits and genetic structure of those organisms. Study of wildlife is an important aspect of a biologist’s job. Methods like identification and observation play a major role in this concern. Various factors of environmental issue that affect wildlife are also important in this context. There are many biologists whose working area is concerned with zoo animals. They work for the preservation of endangered species in a systematic way. Based on their study, they prepare reports that are published in various scientific journals. Biologists working in healthcare sector work to prevent deadly diseases by identifying harmful virus. There are many biologists who serve in environmental management and conservation field. Their work involves providing solution for environmental problems and preservation of nature. Marine biologists conduct study on animals and plants that live in salt water. Biologists working in educational sector engage themselves in the publication of their study in different journals besides imparting education at classrooms. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines and trivia about some of the world’s most famous biologists.

The Most Famous Biologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Juliane KoepckeOctober 10, 1954German, PeruvianJuliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian biologist, who was the lone survivor among the 92 passengers and crew of the ill-fated LANSA Flight 508 that crashed in the Peruvian rainforest on 24 December 1971
Richard DawkinsMarch 26, 1941BritishRichard Dawkins is an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist
Norman BorlaugMarch 25, 1914AmericanNorman Borlaug was an American biologist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution”
Alexander FlemingAugust 6, 1881British, ScottishAlexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin
Theodor SchwannDecember 7, 1810GermanTheodor Schwann was a German physiologist who discovered the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system
Carl LinnaeusMay 23, 1707SwedishCarolus Linnaeus was a renowned Swedish biologist popularly known as the ‘Father of Modern Taxonomy’ who founded the binomial nomenclature
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan1952Indian, British, AmericanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan is a British-American structural biologist of Indian origin
Francis CrickJune 8, 1916BritishFrancis Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine
E. O. WilsonJune 10, 1929AmericanE
Trofim LysenkoSeptember 29, 1898RussianTrofim Lysenko was a Russian agronomist who pioneered the scientific movement Lysenkoism, in genetics
Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve was a Belgian cytologist and biochemist known for his discoveries about the internal workings of cells

BelgianOctober 2, 1917151 views

Theodor Schwann

Theodor Schwann was a German physiologist who discovered the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system

GermanDecember 7, 1810267 views

Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nikolaas Tinbergen was a Dutch biologist known for his discoveries concerning social behavior patterns in animals

DutchApril 15, 1907134 views

George Wald

George Wald was an American scientist and Nobel Laureate who is known for his work with pigments in the retina

AmericanNovember 18, 1906132 views

Salvador Luria

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ItalianAugust 13, 191296 views

André Lwoff

André Michel Lwoff was a French microbiologist, geneticist and protozoologist, who received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1965

FrenchMay 8, 1902163 views

Jacques Monod

Jacques Lucien Monod was a French biologist who received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1965

FrenchFebruary 9, 1910109 views

François Jacob

François Jacob was a French biologist who was awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1965

FrenchJune 17, 1920116 views

Peter Medawar

Sir Peter Brian Medwar was a Brazilian born British zoologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1960

BritishFebruary 28, 1915163 views