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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Icon/data' not found.Bert Sakmann (born 12 June 1942) is a German cell physiologist. He won 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 the invention of the patch clamp.[1]

Sakmann was Professor at Heidelberg University and is an Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. He has also worked with research group at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology.[2][3][4]

Sakmann was born in Stuttgart.[5]


  1. Hamill, O. P.; Marty, A.; Neher, E.; Sakmann, B.; Sigworth, F. J. (1981). "Improved patch-clamp techniques for high-resolution current recording from cells and cell-free membrane patches". Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology 391 (2): 85–100. doi:10.1007/BF00656997 . PMID 6270629 . 
  2. "Nobel autobiography". 
  3. Betz, W.; Sakmann, B. (1971). ""Disjunction" of frog neuromuscular synapses by treatment with proteolytic enzymes". Nature New Biology 232 (29): 94–95. doi:10.1038/newbio232094a0 . PMID 4328253 . 
  4. Betz, W.; Sakmann, B. (1973). "Effects of proteolytic enzymes on function and structure of frog neuromuscular junctions". The Journal of Physiology 230 (3): 673–688. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.1973.sp010211 . PMC 1350622 . PMID 4352108 . 
  5. "Bert Sakmann – Biographical, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1991". Nobel Media AB.