Colin David Binnie

In memoriam: Colin David Binnie (1938-2019)

9 May, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Prof. Colin David Binnie, clinical neurophysiologist, on 21st March 2019. Colin had a long and distinguished career in clinical neurophysiology.

Colin played a major role in a number of early phase drug studies, notably the early studies of Lamotrigine and developed the model of photosensitivity as a method for acute single dose efficacy studies of potential AEDs. Also he was active as initiator or participant in a number of international projects in the fields of computer assisted spike detection and digital EEG with, amongst others, Jean Gotman and John Ives. In Meer an Bosch he continued to train and educate technicians, including writing a textbook of EEG technology. He supervised the PhD of Dr Dorothee Kasteleijn on photosensitivity and she subsequently became an international expert on photosensitivity. Many of these people have become senior and influential in the Netherlands.

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