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Research Projects

  1. Unraveling brain networks of absence epilepsy
  • Curriculum vitae

    Nationality: German


    since 2013 Postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Physiology I (Prof. Hans-Christian Pape), Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster
    2008-2013 Researcher within Dutch BrainGain Consortium,
    Project: Animal model for modulating brain activity: Deep Brain Stimulation in Absence epilepsy
    2008-2012 Ph.D., Neuroscience, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (supervisor: Prof. E.L.J.M van Luijtelaar)
    Title of Dissertation: The role of the cortico-thalamo-cortical system in absence epilepsy - Unraveling brain networks using multi-site local field potential recordings, dynamical signal analysis and deep brain stimula
    2003-2008 Diploma (MSc), Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (supervisor: Prof. E.L.J.M van Luijtelaar)
    1994-2003 Secondary school: ‘Städt. Willibrord-Gymnasium Emmerich’, Germany resulting in ‘Abitur’ (general qualification for universities)
  • Publications


    1. Zobeiri M, Chaudhary R, Datunashvili M, Heuermann RJ, Lüttjohann A, Narayanan V, Balfanz S, Meuth P, Chetkovich DM, Pape H-C, Baumann A, van Luijtelaar G, Budde T (2017)
      Modulation of thalamocortical oscillations by TRIP8b, a brain-specific auxiliary subunits for HCN channels. Brain Structure & Function, [IF 2016: 4.698]


    1. Kohmann D, Lüttjohann A, Seidenbecher T, Coulon P, Pape HC (2016)
      Short term depression of gap junctional coupling in reticular thalamic neurons of absence epileptic rats. J Physiol. 2016 (in press)
    2. van Heukelum S, Kelderhuis J, Janssen P, van Luijtelaar G, Lüttjohann A (2016)
      Timing of high frequency cortical stimulation in a genetic absence model. Neuroscience. in press. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.02070.
    3. Sysoeva MV, Lüttjohann A, van Luijtelaar G, Sysoev IV (2016)
      Dynamics of directional coupling underlying spike-wave discharges. Neuroscience. 314:75-89.
    4. van Luijtelaar G, Lüttjohann A, Makarov VV, Maksimenko VA, Koronovskii AA, Hramov AE (2016)
      Methods of automated absence seizure detection, interference by stimulation, and possibilities for prediction in genetic absence models. J Neurosci Methods. 260:144-58


    1. Lüttjohann A, van Luijtelaar G (2015)
      Dynamics of networks during absence seizure's on- and offset in rodents and man. Front Physiol. 6:1-17


    1. Lüttjohann A, Schoffelen JM, van Luijtelaar G (2014)
      Termination of ongoing spike-wave discharges investigated by cortico-thalamic network analyses. Neurobiol Dis 70: 127-137


    1. Lüttjohann A, Schoffelen JM, van Luijtelaar G (2013)
      Peri-ictal network dynamics of spike-wave discharges: phase and spectral characteristics. Exp Neurol 239: 235-247
    2. Lüttjohann A, van Luijtelaar G (2013)
      Thalamic stimulation in absence epilepsy. Epilepsy Res 106: 136-145
    3. van Luijtelaar G, Mishra AM, Edelbroek P, Coman D, Frankenmolen N, Schaapsmeerders P, Covolato G, Danielson N, Niermann H, Janeczko K, Kiemeneij A, Burinov J, Bashyal C, Coquillette M, Lüttjohann A, Hyder F, Blumenfeld H, van Rijn CM (2013)
      Anti-epileptogenesis: Electrophysiology, diffusion tensor imaging and behavior in a genetic absence model. Neurobiol Dis 60: 126-138


    1. Lüttjohann A, van Luijtelaar G (2012)
      The dynamics of cortico-thalamo-cortical interactions at the transition from pre-ictal to ictal LFPs in absence epilepsy. Neurobiol Dis 47(1): 49-60


    1. Lüttjohann A, Zhang S, de Peijper R, van Luijtelaar G (2011)
      Electrical stimulation of the epileptic focus in absence epileptic WAG/Rij rats: assessment of local and network excitability. Neuroscience 188: 125-134
    2. van Luijtelaar G, Sitnikova E, Lüttjohann A (2011)
      On the origin and suddenness of absences in genetic absence models. Clin EEG Neurosci 42(2): 83-97 


    1. Ovchinnikov A, Lüttjohann A, Hramov A, van Luijtelaar G (2010)
      An algorithm for real-time detection of spike-wave discharges in rodents. J. Neurosci Methods 194(1): 172-178


    1. Lüttjohann A, Fabene PF, van Luijtelaar G (2009)
      A revised Racine's scale for PTZ-induced seizures in rats. Physiol Behav 98(5):579-86