Michael Prize 1999

Heinz Beck

IBE/ILAE Awards: 1999 Michael Prize Winners

This prize was created to stimulate epilepsy research among young scientists (under 40 years of age) in Germany. It is now an international award for the best scientific and clinical research promoting the further development in epileptology. The prize is awarded biannually and consists of DM 20.000 and is presented during the International Epilepsy Congress following the election.

Heinz Beck, Germany: His scientific interest focuses on the function and regulation of voltage dependent calclum channels in human temporal lobe epilepsy. The data obtained in humans are compared with those from epilepsy models in animals. Electro-physiological and molecular studies are combined in an effort to further understand the mechanisms leading to the initiation of seizures in temporal lobe epilepsies.