List of famous microbiologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Microbiologists are the scientists who study microscopic organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae, etc. and their effects on other living organisms. Microbiology, as a separate field of biology focuses on studying the characteristics, growth and development of microorganisms both at the molecular and cellular level. It also involves the study of their ecology and their effects on other living organisms like plants and animals. Microbiologists in the course of their work collect samples from various types of environments like human beings, animal, field locations, etc. and analyze these in the laboratory to identify and monitor the microorganisms present in the samples. Some specializations within this field include bacteriology, immunology, mycology, and phycology. This field of science is closely related with other life sciences like molecular biology and biochemistry. Microbiologists work in a number of fields like medicine, research, and university teaching. They basically work in a laboratory setting and use a variety of tools like microscopes, gas chromatographs, and electrophoresis gels while working with microbes. Their work is also required in industries like pharmaceuticals, food processing, and biotechnology. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous microbiologists.

Maurice HillemanMaurice Hilleman
American

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American
Peter PiotPeter Piot
Belgian

Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
Dutch
Sergei WinogradskySergei Winogradsky
French, Russian

Jacob Dolson CoxJacob Dolson Cox
Canadian, American

Heinrich Anton de BaryHeinrich Anton de Bary
German
René DubosRené Dubos
French, American

Friedrich LoefflerFriedrich Loeffler
German
Rebecca LancefieldRebecca Lancefield
American

Max SchultzeMax Schultze
German

Fritz SchaudinnFritz Schaudinn
German
August von WassermannAugust von Wassermann
German
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Kenneth V. ThimannKenneth V. Thimann
British, American
Hattie AlexanderHattie Alexander
American

Mary BuntingMary Bunting
American

Harold GinsbergHarold Ginsberg
American

Irving MillmanIrving Millman
American
Ephraim AndersonEphraim Anderson
British

Albert SchatzAlbert Schatz
American

Johannes Eugenius Bülow WarmingJohannes Eugenius Bülow Warming
Danish

Shiga KiyoshiShiga Kiyoshi
Japanese

Félix d'HérelleFélix d'Hérelle
Canadian, French
Friedrich Karl KleineFriedrich Karl Kleine
German