Famous People From England
Biologists are scientists who specialize in the study of biology. They generally research on living organism, investigating their functioning and life mechanism. However, their work isn’t limited to that alone. Biologists are responsible for helping us best understand nature and our living standard by exploring the beginning and progression of life. They devise theories, develop vaccines, publish reports of their findings and provide solutions to environmental problems. With the expansion of the field of biology, the study of a biologist is not limited to micro-organism or multi-cellular ones. They research on fields like botany, zoology, microbiology, genetics and evolution biology. British biologists have largely contributed in the field of biology with their findings and research. They have discovered some of the nature’s most hidden secrets through their investigations. Norman Heatley is one of the scientists responsible for developing penicillin. Dave Goulson, a noted British biologist, specializes in the ecology and conservation of bumblebees. Sidney J Holt is one of the most renowned names in fisheries science for he is founder of the genre. His book ‘On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations’ is a cornerstone of modern fisheries science and is studied till date. Check out this segment and find out more about the insurmountable contribution in biology made by ingenious British biologists, their life and their works.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
26 March 1941
Evolutionary Biologist
Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
06 August 1881
Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin

Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635
Philosopher

Francis CrickFrancis Crick
08 June 1916
Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace
08 January 1823
Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley
04 May 1825
Biologist
Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Peter Brian Medwar Peter Medawar
28 February 1915
Biologist

J.B.S. HaldaneJ.B.S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Geneticist
Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
23 March 1956
Biologist, Television presenter, Writer

James LovelockJames Lovelock
26 July 1919
Biologist, Chemist, University teacher,
Paul NursePaul Nurse
25 January 1949
Geneticist

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher

Julian HuxleyJulian Huxley
22 June 1887
Biologist

Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
20 April 1963
Biologist

Richard OwenRichard Owen
20 July 1804
Biologist
Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
12 December 1731
Physician

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
08 February 1868
Biologist, Banker, Politician, Zoologist,

John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
12 February 1800
Author, zoologist

John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
06 February 1920
Mathematician
W. D. HamiltonW. D. Hamilton
01 August 1936
Biologist

William BatesonWilliam Bateson
08 August 1861
Biologist
John GurdonJohn Gurdon
02 October 1933
Biologist

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

John SulstonJohn Sulston
27 March 1942
Biologist
Susan Greenfield, Baroness GreenfieldSusan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
01 October 1950
Politician, Biologist

Ian WilmutIan Wilmut
07 July 1944
Biologist
Charles Galton DarwinCharles Galton Darwin
18 December 1887
Physicist, University teacher

Martin EvansMartin Evans
01 January 1941
Biologist

Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies
23 June 1925
Geneticist
John Boyd OrrJohn Boyd Orr
23 September 1880
Teacher

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G. Evelyn HutchinsonG. Evelyn Hutchinson
30 January 1903
Ecologist
John LindleyJohn Lindley
05 February 1799
Botanist

John NeedhamJohn Needham
10 September 1713
Biologist

Ray LankesterRay Lankester
15 May 1847
Zoologists

Norman HeatleyNorman Heatley
10 January 1911
Biologist
Alister HardyAlister Hardy
10 February 1896
Biologist, Marine biologist
E. B. FordE. B. Ford
23 April 1901
Ecological Geneticist

Karl ShukerKarl Shuker
09 September 1959
Cryptozoologist, Zoologist, Author

Walter Baldwin SpencerWalter Baldwin Spencer
23 June 1860
Anthropologist

Anne McLarenAnne McLaren
26 April 1927
Geneticist
David LackDavid Lack
16 July 1910
Biologist

St. George Jackson MivartSt. George Jackson Mivart
30 November 1827
Biologist

Anthony PawsonAnthony Pawson
18 October 1952
Scientist

V. C. Wynne-EdwardsV. C. Wynne-Edwards
04 July 1906
British zoologist

C. D. DarlingtonC. D. Darlington
19 December 1903
Biologist
John Graham KerrJohn Graham Kerr
18 September 1869
Politician

Alexander Carr-SaundersAlexander Carr-Saunders
14 January 1886
British educator
Hans KosterlitzHans Kosterlitz
27 April 1903
Biologist

William Crawford WilliamsonWilliam Crawford Williamson
24 November 1816
Naturalist

Rupert E. BillinghamRupert E. Billingham
15 October 1921
Immunologist
Keith CampbellKeith Campbell
23 May 1954
Biologist

Robert BakewellRobert Bakewell
23 May 1725
Agriculturalist
C.H. WaddingtonC.H. Waddington
08 November 1905
Developmental Biologist

Hugh Esmor HuxleyHugh Esmor Huxley
25 February 1924
Biologist