Prof. Edmond Fischer University of Washington, Seattle, USA

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Edmond Fischer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr. Fischer carried out all his studies in Switzerland where he earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at the University of Geneva. After spending a year at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the Department of Biochemistry... read moreat the University of Washington, Seattle. It is there that he initiated his collaborative studies with Edwin G. Krebs on the regulation of cellular processes by reversible protein phosphorylation. Together they were awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries. In recent years, Dr. Fischer has been particularly interested in the role played by cytoplasmic and receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases in signal transduction and cell transformation.