Emil T. Kaiser

Award Winner

1938 – 1988


Who was Emil T. Kaiser?

Emil Thomas Kaiser was a Hungarian-born American biochemist. Kaiser was most notable for his research of enzyme modification.

He also was noted for developing new types of catalysts and for a more active form of a peptide hormone.

Chicago Tribune said that Kaiser "developed a whole new approach to synthetic chemistry".

Joshua Lederberg, a Nobel laureate and president of Rockefeller University in New York, said that Kaiser's research of "synthetic enzymes and other polypeptides advanced basic scientific understanding in ways that had important implications for medicine".

Kaiser was the Louis Block Professor at the University of Chicago, the Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor at Rockefeller University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

The Protein Society has established an award in Kaiser's name - The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award which "recognizes a significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins".

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Feb 15, 1938
Also known as
  • Emil Thomas Kaiser
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Chicago
  • PhD, Harvard University
    ( - 1960)
Lived in
  • Massachusetts
    ( - 1988/07/18)
Jul 18, 1988

on July 23, 2013


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