Erwin Neher
Name: Erwin Neher
Occupation: Scientists
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 20, 1944
Age: 78
Birth Place: Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany, Germany
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher was born on March 20, 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany, Germany (78 years old). Erwin Neher is a Scientists, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: Germany. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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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 master's degree in biophysics. While at the Charles Stevens Laboratory at Yale University for post-doctoral work he met fellow scientist Eva-Maria Neher, whom he married in 1978 and subsequently the couple had five children – Richard, Benjamin, Carola, Sigmund, and Margret.


Since 1983, he became a director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and led the Department for Membrane Biophysics. He turned into an emeritus director of the Institute since 2011. He is also a Professor Emeritus at the University of Göttingen and a co-chair of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen .


In 1986, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University together with Bert Sakmann. 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 Physiology or Medicine in 1991 for "their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells". Neher and Sakmann were the first to record the currents of single ion channels on a live cell (they were first recorded using the lipid bilayer method) through their development of the patch-clamp technique, a project Neher began as a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Charles F. Stevens at Yale.


In 1991 he was awarded the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. Neher was awarded an Honorary degree from the University of Pavia in 2000. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1994.


In 2003 Neher was one of 22 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto.

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