Famous Belgian Microbiologists

Emile Pierre Marie Van Ermengem (1851-1932)

The discoverer of Clostridium botulinum and botulin-toxin

Jules Bordet (1870 – 1961)

The isolation of Bordetella and Nobel Prize in 1919

André Gratia (1893 – 1950)

The discoverer of colicins and a forgotten pioneer in the discovery of bacteriophages and antibiotics

Lise Thiry (1921 – )

Social engagement and the fight against viral infections

Jean-Marie Ghuysen (1925 – 2004)

Thee structure of peptidoglycan

Walter Fiers (1931 – 2019)

Microbiologist and a founder of molecular biology research

Jeff Schell (1935 – 2003)

 The Ti plasmid of Agrobacterium