Today’s Doodle Celebrates Dr. Stamen Grigorov’s 142nd Birthday

The present Doodle praises the 142nd birthday of Bulgarian doctor and microbiologist Dr. Stamen Grigorov, the principal researcher to find the bacterium fundamental to the aging of yogurt. Grigorov likewise added to the advancement of the world’s first tuberculosis immunization.

Stamen Grigorov was conceived on this day in 1878 in the town of Studen Izvor, situated in the Trun district of western Bulgaria. Enthusiastic about science since early on, he proceeded to procure a doctorate from the Medical University of Geneva, Switzerland. Following his wedding in 1904, Grigorov got back to the college to function as an exploration colleague.

As a token of home, Grigorov’s significant other skilled him with some Bulgarian culinary staples, including yogurt. Captivated by yogurt’s rumored medical advantages, Grigorov chose to examine it under a magnifying lens. Following great many analyses, in 1905 he at long last found what he was searching for: the bar molded microorganism that causes yogurt’s aging. The bacterium was later renamed Lactobacillus bulgaricus to pay tribute to Grigorov’s nation of origin.

Soon thereafter, Grigorov accepting a situation as boss doctor at a neighborhood medical clinic in his old neighborhood of Trun. In 1906, he delivered an earth shattering paper showing the primary utilization of penicillin parasites against tuberculosis. He proceeded with this examination and functioned as a specialist all through a mind-blowing remainder, sparing great many lives en route.

To pay tribute to Grigorov’s heritage, his home town of Studen Izvor today houses one of the world’s just galleries of yogurt.

Честит Рожден ден, Dr. Grigorov!