Erwin Neher#


Erwin Neher
Email:eneher 'at' gwdg.de
Membership Number:593
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:eneher
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/groups/neher/core.php



Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1983 Director of the Membrane Biophysics Department at the Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1989: Fairchild Scholar, California Institute of Technology; Pasadena, USA
  • 1976 - 1982 Research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, W. Germany
  • 1975 - 1976 Research Associate as a guest in the laboratory of Dr. Ch.F. Stevens at Yale University, Dept. of Physiology, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1972 - 1975 Research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, Dept. "Molekularer Systemaufbau", Göttingen, W. Germany
  • 1970 Ph.D. (Physics) Institute of Technology, Munich 1970

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuronal signals
  • Calcium as a second messenger
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones
  • Short-term synaptic plasticity
  • Image analysis

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Leibniz Prize of the DFG (1986)
  • 1991 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology together with B. Sakmann
  • 1995 Member of the Order ‘Pour le Mérite‘
  • Since 1989 Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences USA
  • Since 1991 Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences
  • Sicne 1994 Foreign Member of the Royal Society, London


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