Fabian Kloosterman

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Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven
Group leader, NERF and VIB
Member of the Leuven Brain Institute

Email: fabian.kloosterman@nerf.be
Phone: +32 (0)16 28 3514

  • Started at NERF: 01/10/2011
  • Last day at NERF: 31/12/2022
  • This person is no longer at NERF.

My central research aim is to unravel the fundamental mechanisms by which the mammalian brain represents, stores and processes information. In my lab, we study how neuronal populations represent the sensory world, and we analyze the expression and use of memories during wakefulness or sleep.

Understanding how animals use memories to guide their behavior helps us map the basic operations of memory systems in the brain and provides us with clues on where these systems fail in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or different sleep disorders.


since 2011 NERF Principal Investigator
2003–2011 Postdoc, MIT / Picower Institute, Boston, US
2003 PhD, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 MSc, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands