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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1991

For their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells
Name - Erwin Neher
Date of birth - March 20, 1944
Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie Goettingen, Federal Republic of Germany
Country - Germany

Description -Erwin Neher (born 20 March 1944 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria) is a German biophysicist.Erwin Neher studied physics at the Technical University of Munich from 1963 to 1966.


Name - Bert Sakmann
Date of birth - 12 June 1942
Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany
Country - Germany

Description - Bert Sakmann is a German cell physiologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Erwin Neher in 1991 for their work on "the function of single ion channels in cells," and invention of the patch clamp.