Edmond H. Fischer

American biochemist

Edmond Henri Fischer (born April 6, 1920) is 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 (age 101)
Known forPhosphorylation
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsEdwin G. Krebs


  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.