Microbiology

The branch of science that deals with microorganisms.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

  1. Born: October 24, 1632, Delft, Netherlands

  2. Died: August 26, 1723, Delft, Netherlands

  3. Nationality: Dutch

  4. Residence: Netherlands

  5. Parents: Philips Antonisz van Leeuwenhoek, Margaretha Bel van den Berch

Books: The Select Works of Antony Van Leeuwenhoek: Containing His Microscopical Discoveries in Many of the Works of Nature,


(1632 - 1723) was a Dutch tradesman and scientist, best known for his work on the development and improvement of the microscope and also for his subsequent contribution towards the study of microbiology.

  1. Van Leeuwenhoek discovered "protozoa" - the single-celled organisms and he called them "animalcules". He also improved the microscope and laid foundation for microbiology. He is often cited as the first microbiologist to study muscle fibers, bacteria,spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries.

  2. attended a school in Warmond.

Robert Koch

  1. Died: May 27, 1910, Baden-Baden, Germany

  2. Fields: Microbiology

  3. Education: University of Göttingen

  4. Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  5. Parents: Hermann Koch, Mathilde Julie Henriette Biewand



Robert Koch is widely known for his work with anthrax, discovering the causative agent of the fatal disease to be Bacillus anthracis. Kochdiscovered the formation in anthrax bacteria of spores that could remain dormant under specific condition

Robert Koch's work connects with micro biology because of bacteria and bacteria is micro

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur

Born: December 27, 1822, Dole, France

  1. Died: September 28, 1895, Marnes-la-Coquette, France

  2. Spouse: Marie Pasteur (m. 1849–1895)

  3. Education: École Normale Supérieure (1847), École Normale Supérieure(1843–1845)

  4. Children: Jean Baptiste Pasteur, Camile Pasteur, Cécile Pasteur, Marie Louise Pasteur, Jeanne Pasteur



discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.


His discovery that most infectious diseases are caused by germs, known as the "germ theory of disease", is one of the most important in medical history.


it connects by this because germs are micro