Cell Biology

By: Joe Guenther

What is Cell Biology?

Cell Biology is the study of cell function and structure. Cell Biology is based on the concept that a cell is the base unit of all living things.


Cell biology has gotten a lot more advanced since the mid 1600's. In the mid 1600's a British scientist named Robert Hooke first described cells. Today scientists magnify and examine organiellies and also examine other parts of cells as they grow, divide, and do other things that cells need to live.

Matthis Schleiden

Matthis was born on April 5, 1881 in Germany. He was cofounder of Cell Theory. He studied law at a college in Hamberg, but turned his hobby into a full time job. He liked to study plants under a microscope. He was the first to formulate an informal belief as a principal of biology being just as important as chemestry. Another of his discoverys was how important the cell nucleus was.


He is a cell biologist because he studied the function and structure of cells.


Theodor Schwann

Theodor was a German physiologst who defined cells as basic units of animal structure which devoloped modern histology. He studied at a Jesuits college in Cologne. After that he studied at the university of Bonn and also the University of Wurzberg. He devoloped the first enzyme from animal tissue called pepsin.


He was a cell biologist because he studied animal cells and devoloped enzimes from them.

Rudolph Virchow

Mr. Virchow was born in Pussia. He studied at the instuite of Berlin. He invistagated the outbreak of typhus. He disproved that swollen veins caused most diseases. He made a suggestion about toxins before they were ever discovered.


He was a biologist because he made discoverys of why diseases infected cells.