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Edmond H. Fischer

Edmond H. FischerAKA Edmond Henri Fischer

Born: 6-Apr-1920
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Protein phosphorylation

Born in China, raised in Switzerland, the American biochemist Edmond H. Fischer deciphered and described reversible protein phosphorylation, the biological and chemical reaction that controls the activities of cell proteins. In the simplest terms, his work shows how life exists at the cellular level. Fischer worked at the University of Washington, collaborating for over 40 years with Edwin G. Krebs, and they were awarded the Nobel Prize together in 1992.

Father: Oscar Fischer (journalist)
Mother: Renée Tapernoux Fischer
Brother: Raoul Fischer (mechanical engineer)
Brother: Georges Fischer (attorney)
Wife: Nelly Gagnaux Fischer (m. 1948, d. 1961)
Son: François Fischer
Son: Henri Fischer
Wife: Beverley Bullock Fischer (m. 1963)
Daughter: Paula Bullock (stepdaughter)

    High School: Collège de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland (1939)
    University: Geneva Conservatory of Music
    University: Biology, University of Geneva (1945)
    University: Phd Chemistry, University of Geneva (1947)
    Teacher: Enzymology, University of Geneva (1947-51)
    Teacher: Biochemistry, University of Washington (1953-)
    Professor: Biochemistry, University of Washington (1961-)

    Nobel Prize for Medicine 1992 (with Edwin G. Krebs)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Muscular Dystrophy Association Funding
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Science Foundation Board of Directors
    Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship
    Naturalized US Citizen
    Austrian Ancestry Paternal
    French Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal


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