Principal Investigator


Koen Vervaeke, Associate Professor of Medicine


2011-2014 Janelia Farm Junior Fellow (mentors Karel Svoboda and Jeff Magee)


2007-2011 Postdoc, University College London (Angus Silver lab)


2002-2007 PhD in Physiology, Oslo University (Johan Storm Lab)



Lab Manager


Kristin Larsen Sand



Junior Group Leaders

Dr. Anna Chambers

Studied neuroscience and has a PhD degree from Harvard University (Daniel Polley lab).

Leads a research project funded by a Young Research Talents grant from the Norwegian Research Council.

Postdoctoral students


Dr. Nora Lenkey

Studied medicine at the Semmelweis University in Budapest and joined us after her postdoc position with Zoltan Nusser (KOKI, Budapest)


Dr. Mate Neubrandt

Studied Biology at the E. Lorand University in Budapest and got his PhD in the lab of Janos Szabadics at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest.


Dr. Aree Witoelaar

Studied Physics in Groningen and got his PhD in machine learning from Groningen University. Did a postdoc in the lab of Yasser Roudi (Kavli Institute, NTNU), and with Ole Andreasen (Oslo University Hospital).



PhD fellows


Eivind Hennestad

Studied Physics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.


Andreas Lande

Studied Neuroscience at the Norwegian Technical Univerisity (NTNU).


Christoffer Berge (Anna Chambers group)

Studied psychology at the Norwegian Technical Univerisity (NTNU).

Ann-Christin Garvert

Studied Physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU, Munich, Germany).

Nora Cecilie Ebbesen

Studied Neuroscience at the Norwegian Technical Univerisity (NTNU).

Sondre Jordbræk

Studied Neuroscience at the Norwegian Technical Univerisity (NTNU).


Rune Lanton.

Chief Technology Officer, Zeekit AS.

Malte Bieler

Data Scientist, Unacast, Oslo.

Birgit Kriener

Researcher, Computational Oncology group, NCMM Oslo.

Michele Gianatti

PhD student 2018-2022 (Defended thesis in 2022). Now Astra Zeneca, Milan (Rare Neurological disorders).