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Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov

Ilya Mechnikov, 1908
Born 16 May 1845
near Kharkoff, Russia
Died 16 July 1916
Fields Biology
Institutions Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Alma mater University of Kharkoff
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1908)

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov[note 1] (16 May 1845 – 16 July 1916) was a Russian biologist.[1] He won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with Paul Ehrlich, for finding out how immunity fights disease.[2]


  1. Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (Russian: Илья́ Ильи́ч Ме́чников, Ukrainian: Ілля Ілліч Мечников, also known as Élie Metchnikoff)


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