In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist

Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He was 81. Blobel was a past president of ASCB (1990), a co-recipient of the Society’s prestigious E.B Wilson Medal (1986), and an inaugural ASCB Fellow. He had been a member of the Society since 1973. A more detailed obituary will be published in a forthcoming issue of the ASCB Newsletter.

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