Ede grew up in Transylvania and Hungary. He obtained an MSc in Developmental- and Neurobiology from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2002. He was a student research assistant with Tamás Freund and Norber Hájos at the Institute of Experimental Medicine studying synaptic transmission in the hippocampus and amygdala of rodents. He did his doctoral research on dendritic physiology and single cell computation in the cerebellum with Michael Häusser at the Department of Physiology, University College London (UCL), with the support of a Wellcome Prize Studentship.
For postdoctoral training, he joined Troy Margrie's laboratory at UCL in 2007. After obtaining a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship he worked in several laboratories in Germany, Australia and Spain. In 2012, he became a senior investigator scientist under Troy Margrie's supervision at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, UK. His research during his postdoctoral training focused on sensory physiology in the mammalian brain and developing new single cell connectivity tracing techniques.
In 2014 he was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society to establish his own research group at NIMR (now the Francis Crick Institute). His is currently investigating the functional and structural underpinnings of how internal and external information interacts in the cerebral cortex to guide behaviour.