Research Recog­ni­tion Award

With our annual Research Recog­ni­tion Award of CHF 25,000 we support scien­tific projects. In this way we help improve the under­standing of epilepsy and enable treat­ment processes to be derived or further devel­oped.

The start‐up funding from the Epilepsy League has paid off enormously. We have learnt a great deal about the genetic causes of epilepsy and can now recog­nise many forms of epilepsy better and earlier. Moreover, this knowl­edge has enabled better, targeted treat­ment to be devel­oped for some patients during several follow‐up studies.” (Prof. Johannes Lemke, 2011 Research Grant recip­ient)

Laureate 2019

The absent mind – Neurocog­ni­tion and sleep in young people with absence seizures

Dr. phil. Martina Hubacher, Univer­sity Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB)

Press release

Laureats 2018

Neuronal current imaging – the clinical appli­ca­tion of a non‐invasive MR‐based inves­ti­ga­tion method to detect local epilepsy‐related magnetic field inhomo­geneities after a first epileptic seizure

Prof. Dr. med. Roland Wiest, Dr. phil. Claus Kiefer and Prof. Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Kaspar Schindler, Insel­spital Bern

Photo, from left to right: Epilepsy League presi­dent Prof. Stephan Rüegg, award winner Prof. Roland Wiest and Dr. Klaus Meyer

Press release

Laureats 2017

Decreasing suscep­ti­bility of the epileptic networks by suppres­sion of fast ripples in a mouse‐model of temporal lobe epilepsy

Dr. Charles Quairiaux (photo), Dr. Abbas Khani and Prof. Christoph Michel, Depart­ment of Basic Neuro­sciences at the Univer­sity of Geneva

Press release

2016

Using closed‐loop optoge­netic inter­ven­tion to inves­ti­gate the mecha­nisms of epilep­to­ge­n­esis and its anti‐epileptogenic effects in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy

Jean‐Marc Fritschy (left), Tilo Gschwind
Univer­sität Zürich

Press release

Lauda­tion (English)

2015

Quanti­ta­tive Analysis of Simul­ta­neous and Co‐localized EEG‐fNIRS Record­ings in Patients with Inter­ictal Epileptic Discharges — a Pilot Study

Chris­tian Rummel

2014

Modula­tion of cortical excitability and epileptic activity by neocor­tical glucose sensing neurons

Christophe Lamy

2013

in equal parts

Lactate as a novel astro­cytic modulator of euronal network activity in epileptic condi­tions

Jean‐Yves Chatton

Diagnos­tis­cher Wert von Copeptin bei Fieberkrampf (EpiCop)

Benjamin Stöcklin

2012

Einfluss von Hypsar­rhythmie und Spike Waves auf den Slow Wave Schlaf bei Kindern mit Blitz‐Nick‐Salaam (BNS)-Epilepsie und Auswirkungen auf die kogni­tive Entwick­lung im Alter von 18 Monaten

Bernhard Schmitt

2011

Projekt zur Aufklärung genetis­cher Ursachen von autosomal‐rezessiven Epilep­sieerkrankungen.

Johannes Lemke

2010

Projekt zur genetis­chen Typisierung von Patienten, die unter Fieberkrämpfen gelitten haben.

Pierre Lavenez

2009

Role of the Innate Immune System in the Patho­phys­i­ology of Temporal Epilepsy

Jean‐Marc Fritschy

2008

Projekt mit funktionellem Sprach‐MRI, Source EEG sowie neurologi­scher und neuropsy­chol­o­gis­cher Testung bei Kindern mit benigner Epilep­sie mit zentrotem­po­ralen Spikes (BECTS) im Univer­sität­skinder­spital bei­der Basel (UKBB)

Alexandre Datta

2007

Devel­op­ment of Quality of Life Inven­tory for Patients with Epilepsy in Switzer­land

Anne.-Catherine Héritier Barras, Mary Kurian, Margitta Seeck

2006

Role of Neurotrophins in Epilepsy

Swenja Landweer

Randomisierte Studie zur Behand­lung von refrak­tärem Status epilep­ticus

Andrea Rossetti

2005

Persön­lichkeit und emotionales Erleben bei Epilep­siepa­tienten nach selek­tiver Amygdala‐Hippokampektomie

Reinhard E. Ganz, Matthias Schmutz

Abschluss­bericht

2004

Infuence of N‐Acetylcysteine on Brain Glutathione and Taurine Levels in Healthy Controls and Patients with Focal Epilepsy measured wicht H MR‐Spectroscopy

Susanne Müller