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Tonight on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight the life and works of an extraordinary scientist who helped discover not one but two organelles, the late great Dr. Christian de Duve. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #OrganellesRCool
Dr de Duve was born in 1917 near London, to Belgian parents who sought refuge there during WWI. The family returned to Belgium after the war. Dr. de Duve entered the medical school of @UCLouvain_be in 1934. He joined the lab of J.P. Bouckaert where he studied insulin. 2/
Interesting Fact #1: Dr. de Duve was drafted by the Belgian army during WWII and was captured by the Germans. Dr. de Duve, used his knowledge of German and Flemish to outwit the enemy and escape back home where he immediately returned to research. #BadAss 3/
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Today on #MitoMonday we briefly highlight Dr Julius Richard Petri and the story of his invention that bears his name. #LateNightWithTheRutterLab #MidNightEdition
Dr. Julius Petri was born in the city of Barmen, Germany on the 31st of May 1852. He received his medical training at the Kaiser Wilhelm-Academy for military physicians in Berlin and earned his doctorate in medicine in 1876. He would practice as a military physician till 1882. 2/
Dr. Petri was assigned to a research facility called the Imperial Health Office in Berlin from 1877 to 1879 where he served as the lab assistant to Dr. Robert Koch, aka the father of modern #microbiology. 3/
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