Eduard Buchner

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Noun1.Eduard Buchner - German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
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In 1897, Eduard Buchner demonstrated that fermentation could occur with just an extract of yeast, forever changing the scene of biochemistry and enzymology.
Eduard Buchner discovered enzymes back in the late 1800's, which of course was a major scientific discovery.
It was championed by a diverse and visionary group of individuals including Joseph Priestly, Henry Cavendish, Humphry Davy, and John Dalton of England, Karl Wilhelm Scheele and Jons Jakob Berzelius of Sweden, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and Jacques Charles of France, Robert Boyle of Ireland, Benjamin Thompson of the U.S., Friedrich Wohler, Robert Bunsen, and Eduard Buchner of Germany, Lorenzo Avogadro of Italy, and Dmitri Mendeleev of Russia.