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

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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.

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
British, Scottish

Juliane Koepcke Juliane Koepcke
German, Peruvian

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Indian, British, American

Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn
Australian, American

Ernst Mayr Ernst Mayr
American

George Wald George Wald
American

Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
British, South African

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American

Jean-Baptiste LamarckJean-Baptiste Lamarck
French

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
French

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British
Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American

TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British
Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German

Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American

Richard OwenRichard Owen
British

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese
Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American

Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian

Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
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Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
British
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Paul NursePaul Nurse
British

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French

James D. WatsonJames D. Watson
American

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American
Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
Swiss

John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
PZ MyersPZ Myers
American

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch
Stanley MillerStanley Miller
American

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss
Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
American
Françoise Barré-SinoussiFrançoise Barré-Sinoussi
French