1887 – Sergei Winogradsky – Pioneer in Environmental Microbiology

Sergei Winogradsky founded microbial ecology and he was a founding father of microbiology. In an unusually long scientific career, he: Discovered chemosynthesis– an entirely new mode of life, in which the energy to build organic molecules comes from chemical reactions rather than from sunlight in the more familiar photosynthesis. We now know there are a great many…