Edmond H. Fischer

American biochemist

Edmond Henri Fischer (April 6, 1920 – August 27, 2021) was a Swiss-born American biochemist. He and his partner Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for their works on phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes.[1] From 2007 until 2014, he was the Honorary President of the World Cultural Council.[2]

Edmond H. Fischer
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Edmond H. Fischer
Born(1920-04-06)April 6, 1920
DiedAugust 27, 2021(2021-08-27) (aged 101)
Known forPhosphorylation
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsEdwin G. Krebs

Fischer died on August 27, 2021 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 101.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1992 Press Release". Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  2. Almada López, Carlos. "World Cultural Council 24th Award Ceremony, Closing Remarks" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on December 25, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. "Nobel Laureate Edmond H. Fischer 1920 – 2021". Archived from the original on 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.