Tibor Harkany

Tibor Harkany

Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9 - kvarter D7, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Harkany, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Tibor Harkany is a molecular neurobiologist. He is professor and research group leader at the Department of Neuroscience.


  • Research topics:

    - Endocannabinoid signaling in the developing nervous system,
    - Molecular mechanisms of psychoactive drug action in the fetal brain,
    - Calcium-binding protein functions in the nervous system, with particular emphasis on hypothalamic neuropeptide and hormone release,
    - Molecular identity of sensory and hypothalamic neurons.

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  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2016-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2005
  • PhD in Medical Sciences (summa cum laude), β-Amyloid-induced brain injury: Evidence for calcium and free radical-mediated neurotoxic cascade mechanisms’
  • supervisor, :Medical School, Semmelweis University, 1999

Distinction and awards

  • Eric K. Fernström Prize, 2013
  • IACM Award for young researchers (by the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines)., 2013
  • Anders Jahre medical prize, University of Oslo, 2012
  • Elected Fellow (FSB), Society for Biology, United Kingdom., 2010
  • Elected Member of the Society of Hungarian Scientists and Scholars, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2009
  • Senior researcher award, Karolinska Institute, 2008
  • Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - Young Investigator Programme., European Molecular Biology Organization, 2007
  • Readership, Cell Biology Directorate, Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance, 2007
  • Short-term fellowship of the International Soros Foundation, 1998
  • - Short-term fellowship of the Eötvös Foundation, Hungarian Scholarship Board., 1996
  • ‘Ph.D. thesis support’ from the Hungarian Credit Bank (MHB/ABN AMRO)., 1996
  • ‘Outstanding Young Biologist’, Scholarship of Varga Béla Foundation (Hungary)., 1993
  • Hungarian State Scholarship, 1993

Visiting research fellowships

  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Karolinska Institute, ‘Cell replacement strategies in neurodegenerative disorders’, 2002-2004

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