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Günter Blobel

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Günter Blobel
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Günter Blobel in 2008.
Born(1936-05-21)May 21, 1936
Waltersdorf,[1] Prussia
DiedFebruary 18, 2018(2018-02-18) (aged 81)
New York City, U.S.
NationalityGerman-American
OccupationBiochemist
Known forNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1999

Günter Blobel (May 21, 1936 – February 18, 2018) was a German-born American biochemist. His native city, Waltersdorf, now belongs to Poland.

He has received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1999 for his studies concerning protein targeting.

Blobel died in New York City on February 18, 2018 of prostate cancer at the age of 81.[2]

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