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Timeline of key events

Timeline of key events in biotechnology

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Date Event People Places Sciences
Jul 1891John H Northrop born in Yonkers NY, USANorthrop  
14 Nov 1891Frederick Grant Banting was born in CanadaGrantUniversity of TorontoBiochemistry
1892Establishment of the Wistar Institute Wistar Institute 
28 Mar 1892Corneille Jean Francois Heymans born in Ghent, Belgium   
05 Dec 1892Carl Richard Moore was born in Missouri, USAMooreUniversity of ChicagoBiochemistry, Endocrinology
17 Dec 1892Edwin J Cohn was born in New York CityCohnNew York CityBiochemistry
May 1893First successful treatment of cancer patient with immunotherapyColeyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterImmunotherapy, Oncology
16 Sep 1893Albert Szent-Gyorgyi von Nagyrapolt was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)Szent-Gyorgyi Szeged UniversityCell
13 Nov 1893Edward A Doisy was born   
1894Opening of new building for the Wistar Institute designed to house its museum of anatonmical models and foster research Wistar Institute 
02 Apr 1894Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard diedBrown-Sequard Endocrinology
1895Complement detected to be an accessory to antibodiesBordetPasteur InstituteAntibodies
1895Humans treated with antiserum prepared against human cancer. This established the principle of using serotherapy to fight cancerHericourt, RichetCollege de FranceImmunology, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies
21 Feb 1895Carl P H Dam was born in Copenhagen, DenmarkDamCopenhagen, Denmark 
10 Aug 1895Felix Hoppe-Seyler diedHoppe-SeylerUniversity of TubingenBiochemistry
26 Aug 1895Johann Friedrich Miescher diedMiescher DNA Sequencing
28 Sep 1895Louis Pasteur diedPasteurPasteur InstituteBacteriology, Vaccine
30 Oct 1895Gerhard Domagk was born in Lagow, GermanyDomagkMunster UniversityAntibacterial agents, Bacteriology
28 Feb 1896Philip Showalter Hench was born in Pittsburgh PA, USAHenchMayo ClinicBiochemistry, Endocrinology
15 Aug 1896Gerty Theresa Cori, nee Radnitz, was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)CoriWashington University in St LouisBiochemistry

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