Awards & Winners

Edwin G. Krebs

Date of Birth 06-June-1918
Place of Birth Lansing
(Allamakee County, Iowa, Lansing Township, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Edwin Krebs, Edwin Gerhard Krebs
Profession Chemist
Edwin Gerhard Krebs was an American biochemist. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University in 1989 together with Alfred Gilman and, together with his collaborator Edmond H. Fischer, was 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. Edwin Krebs is not to be confused with Hans Adolf Krebs, who was also a Nobel Prize winning biochemist and who discovered the citric acid cycle, which is also known as the Krebs cycle.

Awards by Edwin G. Krebs

Check all the awards nominated and won by Edwin G. Krebs.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism)


Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his seminal finding that phosphorylation activates major enzymes in cells, and for perceiving the profound importance of protein kinase enzymes.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For elucidating fundamental biochemical mechanisms related to glycogen breakdown: pioneer work that has enhanced our knowledge of hormone action.)