Prof. Erwin Neher (Germany) 6.07.2013

The City of Poznań and the Poznań University of Technology have the pleasure to invite you to a lecture by Prof. Erwin Neher of the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, who will make us realise that the human brain is a network of approximately 1011 neurons during a lecture entitled "Brain Signals: Communication and Information Processing in the Central Nervous System". The lecture will be held on 6 July 2013 at 12.45 p.m. - 1.30 p.m., in the Lecture and Conference Centre of the Poznań University of Technology in Piotrowo Street.

Prof.Neher won the Nobel Prize in 1991 for the development of the patch clamp technique used to record the activity of ion channels.

The main research interests of Prof.Erwin Neher's include studies of ion channels in neuronal signalling.He has recently been exploring hormones and neurotransmitters release mechanisms and synaptic plasticity.

Prof.Erwin Neher served as the Director of the Membrane Biophysics Department at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen in the years 1983-2011. He received his PhD degree in physics at the TechnicalUniversity in Munich and continued his research work at the YaleUniversity.In 1989, he spent his sabbatical leave at the California Institute of Technology.

In 1991, Prof. Erwin Neher was awarded, together with Bert Sakmann, a Nobel Prize for the development of the patch clamp technique used to record the activity of ion channels.He is a member of several academic institutions, includingthe National Academy of Sciences (USA) and the Royal Society in London.

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