Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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1936 – Born on the 21st of May in Waltersdorf in the Prussian Province of Lower Silesia. German cytologist and molecular biologist.
1960 – Graduated at the University of Tübingen.
1967 – Received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1978 – Awarded the National Academy of Sciences’ U.S. Steel Foundation Award in Molecular Biology.
1982 – Recipient of Gairdner Foundation International Award.
1986 – Appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
1993 – Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.
1995 – Ciba Drew Award in Biomedical Research.
1996 – Received the King Faisal Award.
1997 – Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.
1999 – Awarded the 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.
2003 – Blobel works at the Rockefeller University, New York City.