Bert Sakmann

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Bert Sakmann (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁt ˈzakˌman] (listen); born 12 June 1942) is a German cell physiologist. He shared 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. Bert Sakmann was Professor at Heidelberg University and is an Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bert Sakmann has received more than 87,364 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bert Sakmann is the 188th most popular biologist (down from 169th in 2019), the 1,567th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,221st in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Biologist.

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Among biologists, Bert Sakmann ranks 188 out of 844Before him are John Lindley, Mikhail Tsvet, Clair Cameron Patterson, Edward B. Lewis, Hermann Schlegel, and Daniel Nathans. After him are Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Robert Gallo, Willi Hennig, Paul Greengard, James Dwight Dana, and Stephan Endlicher.

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Among people born in 1942, Bert Sakmann ranks 127Before him are Geneviève Bujold, Ivo Viktor, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Jacques Dubochet, Herbjørg Wassmo, and Pedro Rocha. After him are Felice Gimondi, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Susan Sullivan, Koji Funamoto, Karen Uhlenbeck, and Mirjana Marković.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bert Sakmann ranks 1,567 out of 5,289Before him are Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826), Wilhelm Rediess (1900), Arthur Auwers (1838), Gondioc (450), Frederick III, Elector Palatine (1515), and Peter Cornelius (1824). After him are Fredrik Pacius (1809), Jan Tschichold (1902), Georg Stumme (1886), Eduard Mörike (1804), Max Schreck (1879), and August Kundt (1839).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Bert Sakmann ranks 24Before him are Theodor Escherich (1857), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Hans Driesch (1867), Erwin Neher (1944), Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809), and Hermann Schlegel (1804). After him are Willi Hennig (1913), Carl Gustav Carus (1789), Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Friedrich Parrot (1791), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), and Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757).