Cell biologist wins Nobel prizeBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7216.1023 (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1023
- Gavin Yamey
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 1999 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine to Dr Gunter Blobel, a cell and molecular biologist at the Rockefeller University in New York, for his discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localisation in the cell.
Dr Blobel joined the Rockefeller's cell biology laboratory at the end of the 1960s. Building on the …