Interview with Professor Bert Sakmann by freelance journalist Marika Griehsel at the 53rd meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, 30 June-4 July 2003.
Professor Sakmann talks about his collaboration and friendship with Erwin Neher; how limited funding can be a benefit (4:49); the need for basic research (6:59); his present research on the mechanisms that underlie learning (9:33); how the risks of gene technology are overstated (14:02); and his thoughts of the discovery (15:39).
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