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
Date Written: June 30, 2018
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
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