Edvard Moser in 2015
27 April 1962|
|Alma mater||University of Oslo|
|Known for||Grid cells, place cells, border cells, neurons|
|Spouse(s)||May-Britt Moser (1985–2016)|
Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2011)|
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2014)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
University of Edinburgh
Edvard Ingjald Moser (pronounced [edvɑɖ mɔːsɛr]; born 27 April 1962) is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, who is a scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology near Munich, Germany. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 with his then-wife May-Britt Moser and their mentor John O'Keefe for their work identifying the place cells that make up the brain's positioning system.
Moser was born to German parents who had moved to Norway in the 1950s, and grew up in Ålesund. He studied psychology at the University of Oslo, was appointed as associate professor in psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 1996 and was promoted to professor of neuroscience in 1998. He later became head of department of the Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU.
Moser was born in Ålesund to German parents who had emigrated from Germany to Norway in the 1950s. His mother originally was from Essen and his father from Kronberg im Taunus. Moser is a South German topographic name for someone who lived near a swamp or mire (South German Moos). The Moser family initially lived at Haramsøya, where his father, a pipe organ builder, was employed. Later they relocated, first to Hareid and then to Ålesund. He was raised in conservative Christian family.
Edvard Moser married May-Britt Moser in 1985 when they were both students. They announced that they are divorcing in 2016.
Edvard Moser was awarded the cand.psychol. degree in psychology from the University of Oslo in 1990 and the dr.philos. doctoral research degree in the field of neurophysiology in 1995. He also has studied mathematics and statistics. Early in his career, he worked under the supervision of Per Andersen.
Moser went on to undertake postdoctoral training with Richard G. Morris at the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, from 1995 to 1997, and was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the laboratory of John O'Keefe at the University College, London for two months.
Moser returned to Norway in 1996 to be appointed associate professor in biological psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, which he held until 1998. In the same year, Moser was promoted to a position as full professor of Neuroscience at NTNU. Moser is also head of department of the NTNU Institute for Systems Neuroscience.
He is also an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.
- 1999: Prize for young scientists awarded by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
- 2005: 28th annual W. Alden Spencer Award (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University)
- 2006: 14th Betty and David Koetser Award for Brain Research (University of Zürich)
- 2006: 10th Prix "Liliane Bettencourt pour les Sciences du Vivant" 2006 (Fondation Bettencourt, Paris)
- 2008: 30th Eric K. Fernström’s Great Nordic Prize (Fernström Foundation, University of Lund)
- 2011: Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
- 2011: Anders Jahre Award (with May-Britt Moser)
- 2012: Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize (with May-Britt Moser)
- 2013: Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (with May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe)
- 2014: Karl Spencer Lashley Award (with May-Britt Moser)
- 2014: Foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences.
- 2014: Körber European Science Prize
- 2014: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with May-Britt Moser and John O'Keefe)
- 2018: Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (with May-Britt Moser)
Edvard Moser has been a member of the board of reviewing editors in science since 2004 and he has been reviewing editor for Journal of Neuroscience since 2005. Edvard Moser chaired the programme committee of the European Neuroscience meeting (FENS Forum) in 2006.
- Moser, E.I., Mathiesen, I. & Andersen, P. (1993). Association between brain temperature and dentate field potentials in exploring and swimming rats. Science, 259, 1324-1326.
- Brun, V.H., Otnæss, M.K., Molden, S., Steffenach, H.-A., Witter, M.P., Moser, M.-B., Moser, E.I. (2002). Place cells and place representation maintained by direct entorhinal-hippocampal circuitry. Science, 296, 2089-2284.
- Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Witter, M.P., Moser, E.I. and Moser, M.-B. (2004). Spatial representation in the entorhinal cortex.Science, 305, 1258-1264.
- Leutgeb, S., Leutgeb, J.K., Treves, A., Moser, M.-B. and Moser, E.I. (2004). Distinct ensemble codes in hippocampal areas CA3 and CA1. Science, 305, 1295-1298.
- Leutgeb, S., Leutgeb, J.K., Barnes, C.A., Moser, E.I., McNaughton, B.L., and Moser, M.-B (2005). Independent codes for spatial and episodic memory in the hippocampus. Science, 309, 619-623.
- Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Moser, M.-B., and Moser, E.I. (2005). Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex.Nature, 436, 801-806.
- Colgin, L.L, and Moser, E.I. (2006). Rewinding the memory record. Nature, 440, 615-617.
- Sargolini, F., Fyhn, M., Hafting, T., McNaughton, B.L., Witter, M.P., Moser, M.-B., and Moser, E.I. (2006). Conjunctive representation of position, direction and velocity in entorhinal cortex. Science, 312, 754-758.
- Leutgeb, J.K., Leutgeb, S., Moser, M.-B., and Moser, E.I. (2007). Pattern separation in dentate gyrus and CA3 of the hippocampus. Science, 315, 961-966.
- Fyhn, M., Hafting, T., Treves, A., Moser, M.-B. and Moser, E.I. (2007). Hippocampal remapping and grid realignment in entorhinal cortex. Nature, 446, 190-194.
- Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Bonnevie, T., Moser, M.-B. and Moser, E.I. (2008). Hippocampus-independent phase precession in entorhinal grid cells. Nature 453, 1248-1252.
- Kjelstrup, K.B., Solstad, T., Brun, V.H., Hafting, T., Leutgeb, S., Witter, M.P., Moser, E.I. and Moser, M.-B. (2008). Finite scales of spatial representation in the hippocampus. Science 321, 140-143.
- Solstad, T., Boccara, C.N., Kropff, E., Moser, M.-B. and Moser, E.I. (2008). Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex. Science, 322, 1865-1868.
- Moser, E.I., Moser, M-B. (2011). Crystals of the brain. EMBO Mol. Med. 3, 1-4.
- Moser, E.I., Moser, M-B. (2011). Seeing into the future. Nature, 469, 303-4
- Jezek, K., Henriksen, EJ., Treves, A., Moser, E.I. and Moser, M-B. (2011). Theta-paced flickering between place-cell maps in the hippocampus. Nature, 478, 246-249.
- Giocomo, LM., Moser, E.I., Moser, M-B. (2011) Grid cells use HCN1 channels for spatial scaling. Cell, 147, 1159-1170.
- Igarashi, KM., Lu L., Colgin LL., Moser M-B., Moser EI. (2014) Coordination of entorhinal-hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning. Nature 510, 143-7.
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- Edvard Moser - Biographical
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- Moser, M-B. (1995). Field potential changes in the dentate gyrus during spatial learning in the rat. Thesis for the degree of Dr. Philos., University of Oslo (defended on 9 December 1995).
- FENS Office (23 May 2013). "Moser, Edvard I". FENS.org.
- "Nobels for research pioneers". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
- "Gruppe IV Generell biologi" (in Norwegian). Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- "Gruppe 7: Medisinske fag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
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- Mangler informasjonskapsel. "The Anders Jahre Senior Medical Prize". uio.no. (Registration required (. ))
- 13th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients UNC Neuroscience Center. Retrieved 23 September 2013
- "The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize". columbia.edu.
- Award Ceremonies Amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 21 March 2014
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- "Utnevnelser til St. Olavs Orden". www.kongehuset.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-02-21.