Science R&R Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1000

    8000 BC yeast

    8000 B.C. yeast in China
  • Oct 14, 1000

    220 B.C. Chinese use fermented soybean curd and tea

    The Chinese used fermented soybean curd to treat skin infections 3,000 years ago, and they started using fermented tea to treat a variety of illnesses as early as 220 B.C.
  • Theodor Schwann, a German Scientist.

    Schwann concluded that fermentation is the result of living things.
  • French chemist Louis Pasteur

    French chemist Louis Pasteur detemined that fermentation is cause by yeast.
  • Eduard Buchner, a German chemist

    He wins the Nobel prize for showing that enzymes in yeast cells, not the yeast cells themselves, cause fermentation.
  • Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Cheplin

    They won the Nobel prize for their work in 1929.
  • Fermentated Antibiotics

    Technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics
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    History of Fermentation