Happy Birthday, Erwin Neher!

Brad Roth
Mar 22, 2024

German biophysicist Erwin Neher turned 80 last week. Neher and Bert Sakmann received the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their development of patch clamping: a method to record the current through individual ion channels. Russ Hobbie and I discuss Neher and Sakmann’s work in Chapter 9 of Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.

I will turn over the rest of this post to Neher. In the two-minute video below, he offers advice to young scientists.

Erwin Neher’s Advice to Young People: From a Nobel Prize Winner

In a ten-minute video, listen to Erwin Neher discuss advances in modern medicine.

Erwin Neher, Nobel Laureate for Medicine | Journal Interview

Finally, in this longer lecture, Neher describes the development of patch clamping.

Lecture by Erwin Neher at the University of Hyderabad. The talk begins at approximately minute 18, after a rather long introduction.

Originally published at http://hobbieroth.blogspot.com.



Brad Roth

Professor of Physics at Oakland University and coauthor of the textbook Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology.