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Louis Pasteur

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Nationality : France

Life Time : December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895

Renowned for : The discovery of principles of vaccination, pasteurization and microbial fermentation. His work on preventing diseases by introducing vaccines to anthrax and rabies. He is regarded as “Father of Bacteriology” along with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch. His work relates to pasteurizing or prevention of contamination with bacteria. He has made notable discoveries in chemistry with related to asymmetry of crystals. He was the founder & director of Pasteur Institute, established in 1887. His research supported Germ theory of disease.

Profession : Chemist and Microbiologist.

Notable Awards : Rumford Medal (1856, 1892), Copley Medal (1874), Albert Medal (1882) & Leeuwenhoek Medal (1895)