Torkel Hafting

Associate Professor - Division of Physiology
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Phone +47 22856300
Room 1354
Visiting address Domus Medica
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Neural circuits
  • Memory
  • Perception
Photo of perineuronal nets stabilize long-term memories
Perineuronal nets stabilize long-term memories (Thompson et al., PNAS 2018). Synapses (green) surrounded by perineuronal nets (red) Foto: Kristian Lensjø, Hafting-Fyhn Lab.


Higher education and employment history


  • 2005: Dr.Scient. in physiology, University of Oslo.
  • 1998: MSc in physiology, University of Oslo.
  • 1996: Arctic biology, The Unversity Centre in Svalbard.
  • 1995: Bachelor in Biology, University of Oslo.


  • 2010-2013: Group leader, Institute of Biosciences, UiO
  • 2008-2010:  Postoc, University of California San Francisco
  • 2002-2008: Postdoc, Centre for the Biology of Memory, NTNU


  • 2008: Fulbright scholar fellowship.
  • 2007: Nansen-award. Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters prize for young researchers.
  • 2006: I.K. Lykkes award. Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters prize for young researchers in natural Sciences.


Tags: Brain and nervous system, Neuroscience, Life science, Memory, Cortex, Plasticity
Published Nov. 11, 2013 9:41 AM - Last modified Mar. 22, 2021 12:50 PM