A Nobel Prize winner in medicine will be the keynote speaker Friday at a Kansas University Medical Center conference.
Dr. Edwin Krebs won the 1992 prize for the discovery in the 1950s of a process known as reversible protein phosphorylation, which is crucial for modifying or regulating protein functions. He shared the prize with Edmond Fischer.
Krebs is professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle and senior investigator emeritus at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Md.
Krebs will talk at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the medical center's annual faculty research day and poster session. He will speak on intracellular networks involved in growth factor signaling.
The lecture will be in Rieke Auditorium on the medical center's campus at 39th and Rainbow Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan.
The talk is open to the public.