Leeuwenhoek Medal

The Leeuwenhoek Medal, established in 1877 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), in honour of the 17th- and 18th-century microscopist 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. From 2015 the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) will be awarding the Leeuwenhoek Medal.

2015

Craig Venter, United States of America

2003

K.O. Stetter, Germany

1992

C.R. Woese, United States

1981

R.Y. Stanier, France

1970

C.B. van Niel, United States

1960

A.L. Lwoff, France

1950

S.A. Waksman, United States

1935

S. Nikolaevitch Winogradsky, France

1925

F. d’Herelle, Egypt

1915

Sir D. Bruce, United Kingdom

1905

M.W. Beijerinck

1895

L. Pasteur, France

1885

F. Cohn, Poland

1875

C.G. Ehrenberg, Germany