List of famous bacteriologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
British, Scottish

Alexandre Émile John Yersin Alexandre Yersin
Swiss, French, Vietnamese

Salvador Mazza Salvador Mazza
Argentinian

William H. WelchWilliam H. Welch
American

Hans Christian GramHans Christian Gram
Danish
Albert CalmetteAlbert Calmette
French

Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
Swiss, American

Friedrich LoefflerFriedrich Loeffler
German

Almroth WrightAlmroth Wright
British
Clemens von PirquetClemens von Pirquet
Austrian
Hans ZinsserHans Zinsser
American

Camille GuérinCamille Guérin
French

Edwin KlebsEdwin Klebs
German

Theobald SmithTheobald Smith
American
Thomas Milton RiversThomas Milton Rivers
American

August von WassermannAugust von Wassermann
German
George NuttallGeorge Nuttall
British, American

David Hendricks BergeyDavid Hendricks Bergey
American

Watson CheyneWatson Cheyne
Scottish
Hans Ernst August BuchnerHans Ernst August Buchner
German

George Frederick DickGeorge Frederick Dick
American
Leonard ColebrookLeonard Colebrook
British

Ephraim AndersonEphraim Anderson
British

Pierre Paul Emile RouxPierre Paul Emile Roux
French
Kitasato ShibasaburoKitasato Shibasaburo
Japanese

Shiga KiyoshiShiga Kiyoshi
Japanese
Aristides Agramonte y SimoniAristides Agramonte y Simoni
Cuban