Honorary Professor: Edvard Moser
Edvard Moser has been made an Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.
He is a Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.
Professor Moser’s work includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping.
He has identified a number of space-representing cell types in the entorhinal cortex and is beginning to unravel how the neural microcircuit is organised.
Professor Moser received his initial training at the University of Oslo under the supervision of Dr Per Andersen on mechanisms of memory formation in the hippocampus in freely-moving animals.
From 1995 to 1996, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Richard Morris at the University of Edinburgh on the role of long-term potentiation in hippocampal memory. They have collaborated actively since then.
In 1996, following additional training with John O’Keefe at UCL, he accepted an associate professorship at NTNU. He became a full professor in 1998.
In 2002 Professor Moser was made Founding Director of the Centre for the Biology of Memory, a Research Council-funded Centre of Excellence that is now the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.