Élie Metchnikoff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Élie Metchnikoff

immunologist, embryologist, biologist, Nobel laureat

Date of Birth: 03-May-1845

Place of Birth: Ivanivka, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 02-Jul-1916

Profession: physician, inventor, zoologist, chemist, biologist, physiologist, microbiologist, immunologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Élie Metchnikoff

  • Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (Russian: ???? ????? ????????, also written as Élie Metchnikoff; 15 May [O.S.
  • 3 May] 1845 – 15 July 1916) was a Russian zoologist best known for his pioneering research in immunology.In particular, he is credited with the discovery of phagocytes (macrophages) in 1882.
  • This discovery turned out to be the major defence mechanism in innate immunity.
  • He and Paul Ehrlich were jointly awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "in recognition of their work on immunity".
  • He is also credited by some sources with coining the term gerontology in 1903, for the emerging study of aging and longevity.
  • He established the concept of cell-mediated immunity, while Ehrlich established the concept of humoral immunity.
  • Their works are regarded as the foundation of the science of immunology.
  • In immunology, he is given an epithet the "father of natural immunity".

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