Leeuwenhoek Medal

The Leeuwenhoek Medal, established in 1877 by the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences in honor of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, is granted every ten years to the scientist judged to have made the most significant contribution to microbiology during the preceding decade.

The Leeuwenhoek Medal winners have been:

  • 1877 C.G. Ehrenberg, Germany
  • 1885 F. Cohn, Poland
  • 1895 L. Pasteur, France
  • 1905 M.W. Beijerinck, Netherlands
  • 1915 Sir D. Bruce, United Kingdom
  • 1925 F. d’Herelle, Egypt
  • 1935 S. Nikolaevitch Winogradsky, France
  • 1950 S.A. Waksman, United States
  • 1960 A. Lwoff, France
  • 1970 C.B. van Niel, United States
  • 1981 R.Y. Stanier, France
  • 1992 C.R. Woese, United States
  • 2003 K.O. Stetter

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