Awards & Winners

Robert Koch

Date of Birth 11-December-1843
Place of Birth Clausthal-Zellerfeld
(Germany, Lower Saxony)
Nationality Germany
Also know as Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, Dr. Robert Koch
Profession Physician
Robert Heinrich Herman Koch was a celebrated German physician and pioneering microbiologist. The founder of modern bacteriology, he is known for his role in identifying the specific causative agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax and for giving experimental support for the concept of infectious disease. In addition to his trail-blazing studies on these diseases, Koch created and improved laboratory technologies and techniques in the field of microbiology, and made key discoveries in public health. His research led to the creation of Koch’s postulates, a series of four generalized principles linking specific microorganisms to specific diseases that remain today the “gold standard” in medical microbiology. As a result of his groundbreaking research on tuberculosis, Koch received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1905.

Awards by Robert Koch

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robert Koch.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for his investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis)