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

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George Wald George Wald
American

Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
British, South African

Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian
Nell NewmanNell Newman
American

Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British

Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
American

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier
French

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
Indian, American

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British
TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese

Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American

Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German
Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi
Japanese

Richard OwenRichard Owen
British

Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British
Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British
Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
American

Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French

Tim FlanneryTim Flannery
Australian

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian

Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American

Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian

Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
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Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
British

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
Swiss

Paul NursePaul Nurse
British

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner
Swiss

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French
James D. WatsonJames D. Watson
American

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American
John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
Stanley MillerStanley Miller
American