History of Fermentation

  • Theodor Schwann's conclusion

    He concluded that fermentation is the result of living things.
  • Fermentation is discovered!

    Fermentation is discovered by a French chemist, Louis Pasteur.
  • Eduard Buchner

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

    Two scientists, Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Chelpin, determined exactly how enzymes cause fementation.
  • Technology strikes again

    By the 1940's, technology was developed to use fermentation to produce antibiotics.