English biologists have contributed some of biology's greatest findings. With the increasing importance of genetics, conservation and microbiology, English biologists may yet discover some of nature's most amazing secrets.


Francis Harry Compton Crick

Crick, Francis Harry Compton (1916-), was a British biologist who played a major role in the 1953 discovery of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the substance that transmits genetic information from one generation to the next.

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  • J. B. S. Haldane
    J. B. S. Haldane

    Haldane, the family name of two British biologists, father and son. See more »

  • Aaron Klug
    Aaron Klug

    Klug, Aaron (1926-) is a Lithuanian-born British scientist and molecular biologist who made important advances in electron microscopy, the technique of using electrons rather than light waves to produce magnified images. See more »

  • Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
    Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

    Hodgkin, Alan Lloyd (1914-1998) was a British physiologist, a scientist who studies how different parts or organs of an organism work together to achieve a particular function. See more »

  • Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming

    Fleming, Sir Alexander (1881-1955), the British bacteriologist who discovered penicillin. See more »

  • Andrew Fielding Huxley
    Andrew Fielding Huxley

    Huxley, Andrew Fielding (1917-) is a British physiologist, a scientist who studies the functions of living things or their parts. See more »

  • Archibald Vivian Hill
    Archibald Vivian Hill

    Hill, Archibald Vivian (1886-1977) was a British physiologist. He won the 1922 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discoveries on heat production and oxygen use in the muscles. See more »

  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith

    Keith, Arthur (1866-1955) was a Scottish anatomist and physical anthropologist who began his career as a physician. See more »

  • Cesar Milstein
    Cesar Milstein

    Milstein, César (1927-2002), was an Argentine and British molecular biologist who helped develop a method for producing monoclonal antibodies. See more »

  • Charles Scott Sherrington
    Charles Scott Sherrington

    Sherrington, Sir Charles Scott (1857-1952), a British physiologist. For his research on the neuron, he shared the 1932 Nobel Prize for physiology with Edgar D. See more »

  • Charles Sutherland Elton
    Charles Sutherland Elton

    Elton, Charles Sutherland (1900-1991) was a British biologist known as a pioneer in establishing the science of ecology, which deals with the relation of living things to their environment and to one another. See more »

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