Hero of the month
Alexander was a Scottish doctor and scientist. In 1928, he was able to isolate the first antibiotic substance Benzylpenicillin from the mould Penicillium Notatum. This discovery changes the modern world of medicine by introducing the first ever useful antibiotic. Penicillin is considered by many to be one of the most influential discoveries ever made by man, and is estimated to have saved millions of lives. Sir Alexander Fleming won a Nobel Prize in 1945 for his discovery and is one of our academic heroes we celebrate here at BaseCamp.