The winner was Louis Pasteur, whose experiments in 1862 disproved that organisms such as bacteria and fungi appear in nutrient rich media of their own accord.
Both Institut Pasteur and Universitй Louis Pasteur were named after him.
Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in microbiology.
Louis Pasteur demonstrated that the fermentation process is caused by the growth of microorganisms, and that the growth of microorganisms in nutrient broths is not due to spontaneous generation.
Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol and came up with the process of pasteurization, where bacteria is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool.Jan 4, 2018