Günter Blobel is a German-American biologist. Blobel was born in Waltersdorf, in Silesia in Germany. He graduated from the University of Tübingen in 1960, and received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967. He was appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1986.
Blobel was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work with protein targeting. Since 2003, Blobel has worked at Rockefeller University in New York.
Blobel is also the founder and president of the nonprofit “Friends of Dresden, Inc.” He has donated all of the Nobel award money to the restoration of Dresden, in particular for the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche and the construction of a new synagogue.
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