Dr Matthijs Verhoog
Precious little is known about the postnatal maturation of the human cortical circuitry, both in health and in the context of brain diseases such as epilepsy. To investigate this, I specialize in making electrical recordings from individual living human brain cells in tissue resected during the surgical treatment of epilepsy in children. This tissue is normally discarded but is of tremendous value for research, as it allows us to probe the brain’s micro-circuitry and explore how normal electrical behaviour can transition into the pathological discharges that underlie seizures. I'm supported by an EMBO long-term fellowship and a Claude Leon Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience • Computational Neuroscience • Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy