Rainer Surges
Prof. Dr. Rainer Surges
  • Klinik für Epileptologie, Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Research topics
  • epilepsy
  • immune-mediated epilepsy
The Department of Epileptology is one of the leading institutions dealing with all aspects of seizure disorders in clinical care and research. We have, amongst others, a long-standing experience in immune-mediated epilepsies and particular expertise in intracranial EEG recordings performed in candidates for epilepsy surgery which offers unique scientific opportunities. Our research topics include cellular and network properties leading to seizure generation and cessation, seizure prediction and neuronal mechanisms associated with memory. We also investigate biochemical, imaging and physiological biomarkers of seizures and epilepsy that allow diagnosis as well as accurate monitoring of disease progression and anticonvulsant therapy. We are currently developing a research program to explore mental and behavioral aspects of seizure disorders.
Selected publications

Shmuely S, Surges R, Helling RM, Gunning WB, Brilstra EH, Verhoeven JS, Cross JH, Sisodiya SM, Tan HL, Sander JW, Thijs RD (2020) Cardiac arrhythmias in Dravet syndrome: an observational multicenter study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 7:462-473.

Pitsch J, Kamalizade D, Braun A, Kuehn JC, Gulakova PE, Rüber T, Lubec G, Dietrich D, von Wrede R, Helmstaedter C, Surges R, Elger CE, Hattingen E, Vatter H, Schoch S, Becker AJ (2020) Drebrin Autoantibodies in Patients with Seizures and, Suspected Encephalitis. Ann Neurol 87:869-884.

Thijs RD, Surges R, O'Brien TJ, Sander JW (2019) Epilepsy in adults. Lancet 393:689-701. , , Nass RD, Motloch LJ, Paar V, Lichtenauer M, Baumann J, Zur B, Hoppe UC, Holdenrieder S, Elger CE, Surges R (2019) Blood markers of cardiac stress after generalized convulsive seizures. Epilepsia 2019 60:201-210.

Rainer Surges
Prof. Dr. Rainer Surges
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