Tamas Bartfai#


Tamas Bartfai

Email:tbartfai 'at' scripps.edu
Membership Number:1538
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:tbartfai
Elected:1994
Homepage: http://scripps.edu/mind





Present and Previous Positions

  • 2005-present Chair, Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department, (Predecessor: Floyd Bloom) The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 2000-2009 Director, The Harold L. Dorris Neurological Research Center, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 2000-present Professor, Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 1999-2002 Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, The BERZELIUS CHAIR, (Predecessor: Bengt Samuelsson), The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998-2000 SeniorVP, Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1996-2000 Head of Central Nervous System Research, Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1992-1997 Chairman; Department of Neurochemistry and Neurotoxicology, Stockholm University
  • 1986 Professor of Biochemistry (specialty Neurochemistry)
  • 1975 Associate Professor of Biochemistry (Docent), Stockholm University, Sweden

Fields of Scholarship
  • Peptide neurobiology and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors
  • significant contributions to the understanding of the molecular and biochemical basis of cognition and neuroinflammation

Honours and Awards

  • 1966 Eötvös Prize in Chemistry
  • 1977 Liljevalchs Jr. Stipendium
  • 1978 Ekströms Stipendium
  • 1984 Astra Lecturer 1984, Göteborg
  • 1985 Senior Fullbright Fellow
  • 1985 Fellow of the Neurosciences Institute, New York
  • 1985 The Svedbergs Prize of 1985 (Awarded to a Biochemist each year by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Biochemical Society of Sweden, jointly)
  • 1992 Hilda och Alfred Erikssons Prize of 1992 (shared with Håkan Persson) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award
  • 2003 NARSAD Distinguished Senior Researcher Award


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