Translational Epilepsy Research

Kjell HeuserGroup leader
Kjell Heuser
Group leader

Research group leader is Kjell Heuser.

This is a main research area focusing on the role of the brain's glial cells in the development and exacerbation of epilepsy (epileptogenesis). The initial studies are basic research using different epilepsy models including basic neurophysiology, two-photon imaging and epigenetic studies. In addition, larger patient trials are used in which the clinical, radiological (MRI), and neuropsychological development of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) is monitored over time. 

Research Funding for Translational Epilepsy Research

Kjell Heuser
Kjell Heuser

The epilepsy research community at the Department of Neurology, Oslo University Hospital, has recently received research funding totaling approximately 8 million Norwegian kroner for translational epilepsy research. This includes a grant of about 6.6 million kroner from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and a grant of about 1.4 million kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation.

The funds will be utilized in translational epilepsy research led by Senior Neurologist Kjell Heuser, in collaboration with the Letten Centre at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, led by Rune Enger. The project supported by Lundbeck involves collaboration with Prof. Christoph Beier at Odense University Hospital.