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

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

George Wald George Wald
American
Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
British, South African
Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British
Jean-Baptiste LamarckJean-Baptiste Lamarck
French

TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek
Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American
Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
French
Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American
Richard OwenRichard Owen
British
Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German

Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British
Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese
Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French
Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British
Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American

Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian
Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
-
Paul NursePaul Nurse
British
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French
Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
British
Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian

James D. WatsonJames D. Watson
American
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American
Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch
Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian
John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British
Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

PZ MyersPZ Myers
American
Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
Swiss

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
American
Françoise Barré-SinoussiFrançoise Barré-Sinoussi
French
Bill MollisonBill Mollison
Australian

John GurdonJohn Gurdon
British
Stanley MillerStanley Miller
American
Yuan LongpingYuan Longping
-
Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss