Krebs Edwin
Country United States
Category Medicine
Year 1992

Krebs Edwin, 1918 - 2009, 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..

Edwin Krebs was born in 1918 in Lansing Iowa, United States. He studied chemistry at the University of Illinois, and obtained his Medical Degree from the Washington University Saint-Louis in 1943.

Krebs worked for many years at the University of Washington Seattle, in the laboratory of Gerty and Carl Cori, where he started his long scientific collaboration with Edmond Fischer.

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

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