Abdeljabbar El Manira#

Email:abdel.elmanira 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:4564
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:aelmanira
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://ki.se/en/neuro/el-manira-laboratory


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present Distinguished Professor, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2005 - present Professor of Neurosciencem Karolinska Institutet
  • 2002 - 2005 Senior Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet
  • 1994 - 2002 Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institutet
  • 1992 - 1994 Post doctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institutet

Fields of Scholarship
  • General field of expertise is the cellular bases of behavior
  • Biophysics of synaptic transmission considering both presynaptic and postsynaptic signaling mechanisms and the role of gap junctions in amplifying presynaptic transmittor release (effects from postsynaptic cell to presynaptic terminals)
  • The operation of microcircuits controlling movement, in particular the elucidation of the central pattern generating circuits in the spinal cord of the adult zebrafish
  • Overarching control of motor behavior at the systems level

Honours and Awards
  • Distinctions and Honors
    • 2016 Member of the Nobel Assembly Karolinska Institutet
    • 2016 Knight of the Order of Throne Kingdom of Morocco
    • 2016 Prize for Medical Sciences Maghreb Arab Press Agency
    • 2015-present Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    • 2013-present Member of the Royal Academy Morocco of Science and Technology
    • 2010 Commander of the National Kingdom of Morocco Order of Merit
  • Fellowships and Awards
    • 2010 Distinguished Professor Award, Karolinska Institutet
    • 2003 - 2008 Elite Project Leader Award, Karolinska Institutet
    • 2008 Chairman of a Nobel Symposium, Nobel Foundation
    • 1999 Best Teacher Award, Karolinska Institutet
    • 1993 Grass fellowship, MBL, Woods Hole, USA

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