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biophysicist , research scientist

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.

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