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.

Juliane Koepcke Juliane Koepcke
German, Peruvian

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
British, Scottish

Ernst Mayr Ernst Mayr
American

Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn
Australian, American

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Indian, British, American

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Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

George Wald George Wald
American

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
British, South African

Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British
Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American
Nell NewmanNell Newman
American

Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
American

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American

Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
American
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British
TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American
Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
Indian, American

Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Richard OwenRichard Owen
British

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese

Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi
Japanese
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French
Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian
Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French

Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
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Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French
Michael LevittMichael Levitt
American, South African

Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German
Paul NursePaul Nurse
British

Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
British

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
Swiss
Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
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Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
American