Born: Jun 12, 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
1942 - Born in Stuttgart on the 12th of June.
1961 - Sakmann enrolled in Volksschule in Lindau, and completed the Wagenburg gymnasium in Stuttgart.
1967 - He studied medicine in Tübingen, Freiburg, Berlin, Paris and Munich.
1968 - He became a medical assistant at Munich University, while also working as a scientific assistant at Munich's Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, in the Neurophysiology Department under Otto Detlev Creutzfeldt.
1971 - He moved to University College, London, where he worked in the Department of Biophysics under Bernard Katz.
1974 - He completed his medical dissertation, under the title Elektrophysiologie der neuralen Helladaptation in der Katzenretina in the Medical Faculty of Göttingen University.
1979 - Sakmann joined the membrane biology group.
1987 - He received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research.
1991 - He received the Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine together with Erwin Neher, with whom he had worked in Göttingen.
- Sakmann is the founder of the Bert-Sakmann-Stiftung.
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