Sakmann, Bert

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Bert, joint winner of 1991 Nobel Prize for work related to ion channels in the cell.
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Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher performed the first patch clamp single-channel recordings in 1976, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1991.
Erwin Neher of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen and Bert Sakmann of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, who will share the $1 million prize, showed how such channels regulate a cell's internal levels of sodium, potassium, calcium or chloride ions.