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Edmond H. Fischer

1920 - 2021

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Edmond Henri Fischer (April 6, 1920 – August 27, 2021) was a Swiss-American biochemist. He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how reversible phosphorylation works as a switch to activate proteins and regulate various cellular processes. From 2007 until 2014, he was the Honorary President of the World Cultural Council. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmond H. Fischer has received more than 168,922 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Edmond H. Fischer is the 273rd most popular chemist (down from 219th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from China (down from 357th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Chemist.

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Among chemists, Edmond H. Fischer ranks 273 out of 509Before him are Vladimir Markovnikov, Hideki Shirakawa, Alan MacDiarmid, Richard Smalley, Kenichi Fukui, and Andreas Sigismund Marggraf. After him are Fraser Stoddart, Thomas A. Steitz, Alexander Shulgin, William Henry, Torbern Bergman, and Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran.

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Among people born in 1920, Edmond H. Fischer ranks 90Before him are Henri Verneuil, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Henry Heimlich, Karl Albrecht, Vilém Flusser, and Chiara Lubich. After him are Mehdi Ben Barka, Marcial Maciel, Gottfried Böhm, P. D. James, Meliton Kantaria, and Väinö Linna. Among people deceased in 2021, Edmond H. Fischer ranks 126Before him are Dusty Hill, Yaphet Kotto, Carmen Salinas, Olympia Dukakis, Didier Ratsiraka, and Justo Gallego Martínez. After him are Jehan Sadat, Yukhym Zvyahilsky, Alan Lancaster, Libuše Šafránková, Horst Eckel, and Gottfried Böhm.

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In China

Among people born in China, Edmond H. Fischer ranks 422 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Lu (101), Zhang Zhongjing (150), Wang Qishan (1948), Emperor Houshao of Han (null), Ma Dai (183), and Emperor Chong of Han (143). After him are Zhou Tai (163), Yang Kaihui (1901), Demchugdongrub (1902), Langdarma (803), Gampopa (1079), and Xu Da (1332).

Among CHEMISTS In China

Among chemists born in China, Edmond H. Fischer ranks 3Before him are Tu Youyou (1930) and Ei-ichi Negishi (1935).