Edmond H. Fischer

About Edmond H. Fischer

Who is it?: Biochemist
Birth Day: April 06, 1920
Birth Place: Shanghai, China, United States
Birth Sign: Taurus
Alma mater: University of Geneva
Known for: Phosphorylation
Awards: National Academy of Sciences member (1973) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1992) ForMemRS (2010)
Institutions: University of Washington
Thesis: La purification et l'isolement de l'alpha-amylase de pancréas (1947)
Doctoral advisor: Kurt Heinrich Meyer
Doctoral students: Edwin G. Krebs
Website: depts.washington.edu/biowww/pages/faculty-Fischer.shtml

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Edmond H. Fischer was bornon April 06, 1920 in Shanghai, China, United States, is Biochemist. Edmond Henri Fischer was Swiss American biochemist, who, along with Edwin G. Krebs, won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was born in Shanghai International Settlement (China) to Austro-French parents. When he was seven years old, he was sent to Geneva for his education. Brought up in a boarding school, far away from his parents, he did remarkably well in school and also learnt to play the piano so well that for a time he also thought of becoming a professional musician. After receiving his school leaving certificate, he first decided to study microbiology. As the field was not yet developed in Europe he was persuaded to take up chemistry. In the end, he studied both chemistry and biology, doing his doctoral work on alpha-amylase at the University of Geneva. Afterwards, he shifted to the United States and joined University of Washington as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. There he teamed up with Professor Edwin Gerhard Krebs and began working on enzymology of glycogen phosphorylase. Ultimately they discovered reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism. Much later they received Nobel Prize for it. Fisher remained with the University of Washington all through his working life, serving as professor emeritus after retirement.
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Awards and nominations:

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 award the Werner Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society and the Prix Jaubert from the University of Geneva. 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.

Biography/Timeline

1950

After his PhD, Fischer went to the United States in 1950 for postdoctoral research. He was supposed to take up a position at Caltech, but he was also, unexpectedly, offered a position at the University of Washington, Seattle. Seattle reminded Fischer and his wife of Switzerland so they chose to settle there.

1992

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 award the Werner Prize from the Swiss Chemical Society and the Prix Jaubert from the University of Geneva. 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.