TAKING THE CROWN: Counterclockwise from top, Hugh Pelham, Günter Blobel, and James Rothman
A trio of scientists separately researching proteins have won the 1996 King Faisal International Prize for Science. The prize, awarded this year for "outstanding achievements" in biology, goes to Gnter Blobel, John D. Rockefeller Pro- fessor at Rockefeller University in New York; James E. Rothman, program chairman in cellular biochemistry and biophysics at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York; and Hugh R. Pelham, head of the division of cell biology at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at London's Medical Research Council. The three are splitting a $200,000 cash prize, and each received a 22-carat gold medallion during the March 10 awards ceremony in Saudi Arabia. The King Faisal selection committee cited Blobel for his "origi- nality and brilliance," said Rothman "has earned the respect of the scientific community," and called Pelham "one of the...

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