Edvard Moser

Edvard Moser

About Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize winner, 2014: Edvard Moser shares the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014 with May-Britt Moser and John O’Keefe.

Prof. Edvard Moser, PhD in neurophysiology, University of Oslo 1995, is the Founding Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience  and Co-Director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.

Prof. Moser is interested in how spatial location and spatial memory are computed in the brain. His work, conducted with May-Britt Moser as a long-term collaborator, 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. Subsequent to this discovery, the Mosers  identified additional space-representing cell types in the entorhinal cortex and are beginning to unravel how the neural microcircuit is organized and how grid patterns are generated.

Prof. Moser was the Founding Director of the Centre for the Biology of Memory, a Research Council-funded Centre of Excellence. In 2007 the Centre became a Kavli Institute, with Prof. Moser as Director.