Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher

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birth_place = Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany
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nationality = German
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field = biophysics
work_institutions = University of Wisconsin
Yale University
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
alma_mater = Technical University of Munich
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prizes = Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1991
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 1987
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Erwin Neher (born March 20, 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria) is a German biophysicist.

Erwin Neher studied physics at the Technical University of Munich from 1963 to 1966. In 1966, He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the US. He spent a year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned a Masters Degree in Biophysics.

In 1986, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Bert Sakmann winner of 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.In 1987, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research.Along with Bert Sakmann, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1991 for the development of the patch-clamp technique [Citation
id = PMID:1374932
publication-date=1992 Mar
title=The patch clamp technique.
periodical=Sci. Am.
] [Citation
id = PMID:1528115
title=Correction for liquid junction potentials in patch clamp experiments.
periodical=Meth. Enzymol.
] [Citation
id = PMID:2462183
publication-date=1988 Sep
title=The use of the patch clamp technique to study second messenger-mediated cellular events.
] [Citation
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first3=J H
publication-date=1978 Jul 18
title=The extracellular patch clamp: a method for resolving currents through individual open channels in biological membranes.
periodical=Pflugers Arch.
] , work Neher began as a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Charles F. Stevens at Yale, and later continued at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen.



Neher's published works include the following:
* Elektronische Messtechnik in der Physiologie. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1974.
* Single-channel recording / edited by Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher. New York : Plenum Press, c1983. ISBN 0306414198
* Single-channel recording / edited by Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher. 2nd ed. New York : Plenum Press, c1995. ISBN 030644870X

External links

* [ Nobel autobiography]
* [ Scientific genealogy]
* [ Freeview video 'An Interview with Erwin Neher' by the Vega Science Trust]
* [ The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize]

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