Edmond H. Fischer

Edmond H. Fischer

Edmond H. Fischer

Birth : Edmond Henri Fischer (1920-04-06)April 6, 1920(age 100) Shanghai International Settlement,Shanghai,China

Personal Information

Name Edmond H. Fischer
Birth (1920-04-06)April 6, 1920(age 100) Shanghai International Settlement,Shanghai,China
Birth Place (age 100) Shanghai International Settlement,Shanghai,China
Alma Mater University of Geneva
Institution University of Washington)
Thesis La purification et l'isolement de l'alpha-amylase de pancréas(1947)
Famous Research Phosphorylation
Doctoral Advisor Kurt Heinrich Meyer

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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1920

Edmond Henri Fischer (born April 6, 1920) is an American biochemist.

1992

He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes.

1950

After his PhD, Fischer went to the United States in 1950 for postdoctoral research.

1992

For the key discovery of reversible protein phosphorylation, Fischer and Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1992.

1992

Awards and honors Fischer won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992.

2010

He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 2010.

1972

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972 and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1973.