Focus of current research:

To unravel problems of mitochondrial energy metabolism as potential source of human CNS diseases, to identify potential mitochondria-oriented neuroprotective strategies and to provide a diagnostic platform for metabolism-related forms of genetic epilepsy.


The following research topics are in the focus of the laboratory:

  • Dysfunction of mitochondria associated with epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, mitochondrial diseases and aging
  • Genetics of the mitochondrial DNA and origin of mitochondria DNA mutations
  • Brain energy metabolism as potential target of neuroprotective strategies
  • Identification of genomic variants associated with epilepsy