Google celebrated Danish microbiologist Hans Christian Gram's 166th birthday with a new Google Doodle. Grams was born on 13 September 1853 in Copenhagen and developed the widely used method of staining bacterial cells for microscopic study. The discovery was known as ‘Gram Stain’ and the staining technique later helped in classifying bacteria.Google’s tribute to him in the form of a doodle was beautifully illustrated by Danish guest artist Mikkel Sommer.Gram's contributions in the field of microbiology continue to play a huge role decades after his death and the Gram Stain, which made the identification of bacteria a lot more easier, happens to be one of his most widely used contributions in the scientific world until today.Gram travelled through Europe studying and expanding his expertise in bacteriology and pharmacology after earning his MD from the University of Copenhagen in 1878. He was earlier focused towards studying natural science but after completing his bachelors he began working as an assistant in botany at a zoo and became interested in medicine.It wouldn’t be wrong to say the legendary microbiologist’s contributions are indispensable in the field of microbiology and he deserves to be celebrated for his groundbreaking discovery. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.