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Erwin Neher

Erwin Neher, German biophysicist, research scientist. Co-recipient Nobel prize physiology or medicine, 1991; recipient Louisa Gross-Horwitz award Columbia University, New York City, 1986, Leibniz award Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, 1986, Gairdner Foundation award, 1989.

Background

  • Neher, Erwin was born on March 20, 1944 in Landsberg, Bavaria, Germany. Son of Franz Xaver and Elisabeth (Pfeiffer) Neher.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, University Wisconsin, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Munich, 1970.

    Career

    • Research associate Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich, 1970-1972, Max Planck Institute for Biophysics Chemistry, Göttingen, 1972-1975, 1976-1983, research director, since 1983. Research associate Yale University, 1975—1976. Fairchild Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 1988-1989.

    Works

    • Author: Elektronische Messtechnik, 1974. Editor: Single Channel Recording, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Royal Society (foreign member), Bavarian Academy of Sciences (correspondent), Academia Europea, Academy d. Wissensch. zu Goettingen, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (foreign), Leopoldina Halle.

    Connections

    • Married Eva-Maria Ruhr, December 26, 1978. Children: Richard, Benjamin, Carola, Sigmund, Margret.
    • father: Franz Xaver Neher
    • mother: Elisabeth (Pfeiffer) Neher
    • spouse: Eva-Maria Ruhr
    • children: Richard Neher
    • Benjamin Neher
    • Carola Neher
    • Sigmund Neher
    • Margret Neher
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    Born March 20, 1944
    (age 73)
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    • 1967
      University Wisconsin
    • 1970
      Technology University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Research associate, Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1975 - 1976
      research associate, Yale University