Topics: Microbiology, Bacteria, Virus Pages: 1 (275 words) Published: May 8, 2013

A microbiologist is a scientist who studies organism called microbes. Bacteria, viruses or fungi are a form of microbes. Microbiologists study these microbes in depth. They must be familiar with the microbes’ environments and how they live and the effect they have on the world. The qualifications you need to become a microbiologist is a strong background in mycology and molecular biology, Medical Laboratory Scientist Qualification, MSc or PhD in a related area, minimum of 2 years relevant experience and Excellent communication and organisational skills and be good a maths. As microbes are diverse, microbiologists tend to have their own specific area of study. Often focused on a specific type of microbe. Microbiologists who study only bacteria are called bacteriologists. Those who study viruses are known as virologists. Throughout history, many fatal diseases have been eradicated thanks to the help of the microbiologist. By learning how microbes exist, reproduce, and attack humans, it is easier to stop them. Many microbes are capable of causing new diseases, as the environment is constantly changing. One of the many famous microbiologist is Alice Catherine Evans she was born in January 29, 1881 in Neath, Pennsylvania and died September 5, 1975 aged 94 Washington, D.C. Alice Catherine Evans who was the first scientist in the United States to definitively show that microbes in unpasteurized milk can sicken humans as well as animals Her later research, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), improved the treatment of epidemic meningitis and she became first female president of the American Society for Microbiology in 1928 if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t know about the bacteria in milk.
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