Ten Famous Biologists and their Discoveries

in association with the University of Kent

The field of biology is a fascinating and diverse one, one which has seen a great many ground breaking discovery over the years. Here's our Ten Famous Biologists and Discoveries to get budding biology students inspired.

Biologists who have shaped the world of our ancestors, our world today and whose discoveries will continue to shape the world for many years:


Wilmut & Campbell – famous for being the first scientists to clone a mammal


Need we say more? Keith Campbell and Ian Wilmut cloned a mammal, famously named Dolly the Sheep! The pair cloned Dolly using a single adult sheep cell and a process of nuclear transfer. Dolly died after only 6 years but cloning continues - although still not perfected and certainly not ready for human application – yet!