Robert Koch was a German mircobiologist. He isolated a number of bacteria species including the Tuberculosis bacillus in 1882. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for his tuberculosis findings in 1905.

ROBERT KOCH     

Koch developed methods for growing bacteria in Petri dishes. He discovered the bacterium causing Tuberculose (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). At the time of Koch's studies Tuberculosis was the cause of 1 in 7 deaths.

 

Koch also carried out important work on cholera. In addition, Koch developed four criteria to establish that an organism is the cause of a disease, whaich are known as Koch's postulates.

11 December 1843 

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