Fischer Edmond
Country United States
Category Medicine
Year 1992

Fischer Edmond, 1920, Year won 1992, His discovery on the inter-cellular regulation mecanism, constitues a turning point in the understanding of the vital life processes and the development of new remedies..

Edmond Fischer was born in 1920 at Shanghai, China, and arrived to Switzerland at the age of 7. He studied chemistry and biology at Geneva and presented his doctoral thesis in 1947. In 1953 he joined the laboratory of Gerty and Carl Cori, at the University of Washington Seattle. There, he started his long scientific collaboration with Edwin Krebs.

In 1992, Edmond Fischer was awarded the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine, together with Edwin Krebs, “for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism”.

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