|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|
Events Occured in Scienctist Life
Edmond Henri Fischer (born April 6, 1920) is an American biochemist.
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.
After his PhD, Fischer went to the United States in 1950 for postdoctoral research.
For the key discovery of reversible protein phosphorylation, Fischer and Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1992.
Awards and honors Fischer won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992.
He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 2010.
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.