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

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Indian, British, American

Ernst Mayr Ernst Mayr
American

Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn
Australian, American

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Sydney Brenner Sydney Brenner
South African

George Wald George Wald
American

Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British

Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French

Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian
Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French
Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American

Nell NewmanNell Newman
American

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
American
Michael LevittMichael Levitt
American, South African

Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian
Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
Indian, American

TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
American
Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American

Paul NursePaul Nurse
British
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American

Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley
British
Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British

Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Gerolamo CardanoGerolamo Cardano
Italian

Richard OwenRichard Owen
British

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American

Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Justus von LiebigJustus von Liebig
German

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese

Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
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Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi
Japanese

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American
Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

Françoise Barré-SinoussiFrançoise Barré-Sinoussi
French
PZ MyersPZ Myers
American

Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
Scottish
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British