Erwin Neher Nobel laureate developed patch-clamp technique

Erwin Neher – co-discoverer of single-ion channels in biological cells

Article on Erwin Neher

Biography & contributions

Erwin Neher is born on March 20, 1944

Neher is a German biophysicist and Nobel laureate

In 1986 He got Louisa Gross Horwitz prize

In 1991 Neher and Bert Sakmann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery concerning the function of single ion channels in cells

He was given a clearer explanation of the cause of diabetes, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and other neuromuscular disorders

Neher developed patch-clamp technique

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