I need help with a project for microbiology... You...

I need help with a project for microbiology...
You are the science reporter for your local newspaper. Your editor asks you to write an article on a major topic within the general field of microbiology. He stipulates that in this article you need to include the following three things:



1.An historical timeline for the major scientific discoveries that has led to our current understanding of the topic..
2.A summary of our current understanding of the topic..
3.A projection of where the next major advance or breakthrough in your topic will come from. 
Additional Requirements 

Other Requirements: Looking for a suitable topic It needs to be approved by professor.