Prof. Dr. Heinz Beck

Laboratory of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research
Department of Epileptology, Life & Brain Center
University of Bonn Medical Center
Venusberg-Campus 1
D-53127 Bonn

Phone: 0228 6885 270
Fax: 0228 6885 294

We have an overarching research interest in understanding the function of recurring motifs in the intricate brain circuitry, and how these give rise to complex functions in the intact brain. On the level of single neurons, we are interested in how the many thousands of excitatory inputs are integrated at neuronal dendrites, and how they interact with inhibitory and modulatory synaptic inputs.
Our group also has a strong track record investigating basic mechanisms of epilepsy in animal models and tissue obtained from epilepsy surgery, and we are examining the network correlates of epilepsy, as well as the mechanisms of CNS drug actions on the network level, using the techniques described.