Julia Jacobs


Professor Julia Jacobs is an Associate Professor at the University of Freiburg and the current interim director of the Department of Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Disease at the University Medical Center Freiburg. She has been the Head of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program since 2015.

Professor Jacobs’ research aims to improve the diagnostic tools in patients with refractory epilepsy.  One focus is the analysis of High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) using intracranial as well as scalp EEG. The second focus is the analysis of simultaneous EEG and functional MRI (fMRI) recordings to identify epileptic networks involved in the generation of inter-ictal epileptic spikes. Dr. Jacobs is also interested in improving prognostic tools for outcome prediction in patients with early epileptic encephalopathies and patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Jacobs’ research has been awarded with serval international awards including the “Epilepsia Prize” of the International League against Epilepsy and the “European Young Investigator Award”. She serves as an Associate Editor for “Epilepsia” and on the editorial Board of “Clinical Neurophysiology”.

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