Erwin Neher

German biophysicist

Erwin Neher (/ˈnər/;[4] German: [ˈneːɐ]; born 20 March 1944) is a German biophysicist. His works focused on cell physiology. In 1991, with Bert Sakmann, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells".[5][6][7]

Erwin Neher
Erwin Neher (2007)
Born (1944-03-20) 20 March 1944 (age 80)
Alma mater
Known forpatch clamp
Scientific career
Academic advisorsCharles F. Stevens


  1. Elektronische Messtechnik in der Physiologie. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1974.
  2. Single-channel recording / edited by Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher. New York: Plenum Press, c1983. ISBN 0-306-41419-8
  3. Single-Channel Recording / edited by Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher. 2nd ed. New York: Plenum Press, c1995. ISBN 0-306-44870-X
  4. "Neher". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  5. "Nobel autobiography of Neher".
  6. "Neurotree - Erwin Neher Family Tree".
  7. Dean, Chris. "Erwin Neher - Science Video Interview". Vega Science Trust.