Johan Frederik Storm

Professor Emeritus - Division of Physiology
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Phone +47 22851246
Mobile phone +47 99295763
Room 1118
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 24 Fysikkbygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of physics

Academic interests

  • Neuronal signaling and coding; neuronal computation and dynamics
  • Mammalian cortex and hippocampus: functions and signaling mechanisms of neurons and circuits
  • Theories and mechanisms of consciousness / unconsciousness, sleep, arousal, attention
  • Neuromodulation and brain states
  • Electrophysiology. Ion channel functions and evolution
  • Memory mechanisms. Functions of the hippocampal-entorhinal memory system and prefrontal cortex
  • Synaptic physiology and plasticity
  • Brain ischemia and hypoxia, stroke, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, brain ageing
  • Brain development and evolution


  • Neuroscience
  • Cortex and higher brain functions
  • Learning and Memory
  • Consciousness
  • Language
  • Evolution
  • MBV4340/MBV9340: Advanced neurobiology


  • 1972-80: Medicine and courses in mathematics, logic, computer science, philosophy, chemistry, University of Oslo.
  • 1980: MD, University of Oslo
  • 1981-84: Ph.D. student, Institute of Neurophysiology, University of Oslo (Per O. Andersen group)
  • 1984–86: Researcher, State Univ. of New York (P.R. Adams group) Fulbright Fellowship and John Fogarty's International Fellowship
  • 1984-87: Collaboration on computational modelling wilh  Lyle Borg-Graham, Artificial Intelligence lab, MIT
  • 1989: PhD University of Oslo
  • 1987-95: Postdoctoral fellow and Research fellow, Institute of Physiology, University of Oslo
  • 1996-present: Professor in Neurophysiology, Department/Section of Physiology, Institute of Basal Medicine (IMB), The Medical Faculty, University of Oslo
  • 2002-2012 Group Leader at the Norw. Res.Council Centre of Excellence (NFR/SFF): Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, University of Oslo
  • 2004-2008 Group Leader at Nordic Centre of Excellence on Neurodegeneration
  • Several stays abroad e.g. at Max Planck Institutes (MPI) in Göttingen (Bert Sakmann group), Heidelberg (Sakmann group), and Frankfurt (Jörg Geiger group)


  • Elected member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Elected member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
  • Awarded The Gleditsch Prize 2002 for medicine and biology


  • 2012-2017: Leader of Scientific Excellence Research Thematic Area (SERTA; Medical faculty, UiO): The Changing Brain
  • Member of the board of the Norwegian Neuroscience Society (NNS)
  • 2014- 2019: Deputy Member of the Board of the Medical faculty, UiO
  • 2014-present: Leader of Academic Forum at University of Oslo (board member 2012-2014)
  • Founder and leader of  The Forum for Consiousness Research
  • 2010-2014: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neuroscience Center of the University of Helsinki
  • 2006-2011: Chair of the Norwegian Node (INCF-N) of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
  • 2010-2011: Deputy leader of Department of Physiology, IMB, Medical faculty, UiO
Tags: Brain and nervous system, Behaviour, Consciousness and attention, Learning and memory, Electrophysiology and brain signalling, Neuromodulation and plasticity, Cerebral cortex and hippocampus, Brain ischemia/hypoxia and stroke
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified May 31, 2021 2:13 PM