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
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

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


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