Scientific Investigations of the Nobel Prize Winner Emil Fischer as a Launching Pad for the Development of Biochemistry: A Brief Overview

Posted: 21 Jul 2018

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Tetiana Danylova

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Date Written: June 30, 2018

Abstract

Modern biochemistry and molecular biology would be impossible without discoveries in related fields of science. This paper aims to outline briefly the main stages of scientific activity of a Nobel Prize winner 1902 – German chemist Hermann Emil Fischer, one of the leading chemists of all times. Emil Fischer was a brilliant multifaceted scientist who left his mark in organic chemistry, physiology, medicine, gave impetus to the development of biochemistry. His insights into the structures of sugars, enzymes, proteins, and purines have become a launching pad for the further development of biochemistry and molecular biology. His contribution to the natural sciences was immense; some chemical reactions and concepts were named after him. This prominent scientist was honored with a number of awards.

Keywords: Emil Fischer, Nobel Prize, Biochemistry, Phenylhydrazine, Purines, Sugars, Enzymes, Proteins, the Lock-and-Key Model, Fischer Projection, Peptide Bond

Suggested Citation

Danylova, Tetiana, Scientific Investigations of the Nobel Prize Winner Emil Fischer as a Launching Pad for the Development of Biochemistry: A Brief Overview (June 30, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3206014

Tetiana Danylova (Contact Author)

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine ( email )

Heroiv Oborony St, 15
Kyiv, 02000
Ukraine

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