• Antione Van Leeuwenhoek

    Antione Van Leeuwenhoek
    in 1660 Antione Van Leeuwenhoek invented the first microscope by compounding two brass plates together with two bubbled peices of glass.
  • Robert Hooke

    Robert Hooke
    Robert Hooke created one the compound microscope. He was the first to observe the flee and draw a diagram.
  • First Microscope

    First Microscope
    Antione Van Leeuwenhoek made the microscope by compounding two brass plates together with two bubbled peices of glass. The magnification of the microscope was 20x small compared to the microscopes of today.
  • The first living cell seen

    The first living cell seen
    The first man to witness a live cell under a microscope was Anton van Leeuwenhoek, who in 1674 described the algae Spirogyra. Van Leeuwenhoek also described bacteria which he referred to as animalcules.
  • Matthiaus Jakob Schleiden

    Matthiaus Jakob Schleiden
    Mainly studied plant cells. He also composed the cell theory with Theodor Schwann; cells are the building block of life.
  • Theodor Schwann

    Theodor Schwann
    Theodor Schwann discovered the enzyme in 1836, he studied medicine at the University of Berlin,
  • Cell Theory

    Theodor Shcwann and Matthiaus Jakob Schleiden made the cell theory that all living things are composed of cells
  • Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow

    Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow
    He mde a discovery of that all living cells are composed of pre-existing cells. He also named leukemia ("white blood") describing it correctly as a proliferation of the white cells.
  • Electron microscope

    Electron microscope
    The electron microscope was created by Max Knoll and Ernst Ruska. In this kind of microscope, electrons are speeded up in a vacuum until their wavelength is extremely short. Beams of these fast-moving electrons are focused on a cell sample and are absorbed or scattered by the cell's parts so as to form an image on an electron-sensitive photographic plate.
  • First digital microscope

    First digital microscope
    Hirox Co Ltd., a Tokyo company, invented and developed the first digital microscope by cleverly adding a conversion function that translated the visual image into a digital picture. In 1986, this company had been in existence for eight years and was known for manufacturing high-end quality lenses for optical systems. Hirox still operates today and benefits from a global presence.