Google Microbiology Day~!~
today’s google header and it turns out its about microbiology.
Do you know it is Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s birthday today?
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek
October 24, 1632 – August 26, 1723 was a Dutch tradesman and scientist. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and considered to be the first microbiologist. He is best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology.
Using his handcrafted microscopes, he was the first to observe and describe microorganisms, which he originally referred to as animalcules (from Latin animalculum = "tiny animal"). Most of the "animalcules" are now referred to as unicellular organisms, though he observed multicellular organisms in pond water. He was also the first to document microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa, and blood flow in capillaries.
Check Antonie out today~!!