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Encyclopedia > Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. ...


Blobel was born in Waltersdorf, Germany. He graduated at the University of Tübingen in 1960 and received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1986. There are communes and places and ones that are older names that have the name Waltersdorf: Places In Austria Bad Waltersdorf, in the Hartberg district, Styria Waltersdorf an der March, a part of Drösing , in the Gänserndorf district, Lower Austria Judenburg, in Styria Neukirchen an der Vöckla, in the Vöcklabruck... Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (German Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen) is a state-supported university. ... Plaque on Bascom Hall, UW-Madison. ... The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a United States non-profit medical research institute based in Chevy Chase, Maryland and originally founded by the aviator and engineer Howard Hughes in 1953. ...


Blobel was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that newly synthesized proteins contain "address tags" which direct them to the proper location within the cell. This is known as protein targeting. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the structural and functional unit of all living organisms, sometimes called the building blocks of life. ... Protein targeting a. ...


As of 2003, Blobel works at the Rockefeller University, New York. Rockefeller University is a small private university focusing primarily on graduate education and research in the biomedical fields, located in the southeasternmost corner of the Upper East Side of Manhattan island in New York City, New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


Blobel lives at home on Manhattan's Upper East Side with his wife and three English setters. The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, that lies between Central Park and the East River. ... English Setter Categories: Dog stubs | Dog breeds ...


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