Glassware and slides from Günter Blobel laboratory, circa 1990s and the program of a scientific symposium celebrating the life of Günter Blobel with speakers’ signatures, 2019
Günter Blobel (1936-2018) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1999 for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell. The Nobel committee cited Blobel’s “elegant biochemical experiments” achieved through the years he spent in the cold room. For those who worked in Blobel’s lab, it was clear that his passion was the pursuit of the experimental test. Dr. Blobel donated all of the Nobel award money to the restoration of Dresden, in particular for the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche (completed in 2005) and the building of a new synagogue.
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