Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch

Overview of life

Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch (German: ; 11 December 1843 27 May 1910) was a German scientist and physician. He became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis (1877), the Tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and Vibrio cholerae (1883) and for his development of Koch's postulates.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905 for his tuberculosis findings. He is considered one of the founders ofmicrobiology, inspiring such major figures as Paul Ehrlich and Gerhard Domagk.