German organic chemist who studied under Kekulé in Bonn and later under Baeyer in Strasbourg. He moved to Munich in 1875 and Würzburg in 1885. Fischer is noted for his extensive pioneering work on natural products and especially his work on sugar chemistry. In 1899 he began work on synthesizing peptides and proteins. Fischer was awarded the 1902 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
Subjects: Science and Mathematics.