TODAY’S Google Doodle is celebrating the 142nd birthday of Bulgarian doctor and microbiologist Dr Stamen Grigorov.
However, who was Dr Stamen Grigorov and for what reason is he being honoured with a Google Doodle in parts of Europe and North America.
Who was Dr Stamen Grigorov?
Dr Stamen Grigorov was a Bulgarian doctor and microbiologist who was born on this day (September 27) in 1878.
Grigorov was the first researcher to find the bacterium fundamental to the fermentation of yogurt.
He additionally added to the advancement of the world’s first tuberculosis vaccine.
Grigorov was born in the town of Studen Izvor, situated in the Trun district of western Bulgaria.
He was energetic about science since early on and proceeded to procure a doctorate from the Medical University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Following his wedding in 1904, Grigorov got back to the college to work as an research assistant.
Why is he being celebrated with a Google Doodle?
During his time at university Grigorov’s significant other sent him some Bulgarian culinary staples, including yogurt.
Grigorov was intrigued by the presumed health advantages of yogurt so chose to examine it under a microscope.
In 1905, and after great many analyses, he at long last found what he was searching for; the rod-shaped microorganism that causes yogurt’s fermentation.
The bacterium was later renamed Lactobacillus bulgaricus out of honour for Grigorov’s nation of origin.
Soon thereafter, Grigorov accepting a situation as chief physician at a neighborhood clinic in his old hometown of Trun.
In 1906, he delivered a groundbreaking paper exhibiting the first utilization of penicillin growths against tuberculosis.
He proceeded with this exploration and worked as a doctor all through an incredible remainder, saving huge number of lives along the way.
Grigorov’s home town of Studen Izvor today houses one of the main museums of yogurt on the planet world’s just museums of yogurt.
Честит Рожден ден, Dr. Grigorov!