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Antje Kilias

PhD Student

    Antje Kilias
    Biomicrotechnology, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
    Georges-Köhler-Allee 102
    79110 Freiburg i.Br.
    Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 7523
    Fax.:+49 (0)761 203 9559


Research Project


Research Topics

  • Hippocampal networks in animal models of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy




  • Kilias A*, Canales A*, Froriep UP*, Park S, Egert U, Anikeeva P. (2018). Optogenetic entrainment of neural oscillations with hybrid fiber probes. J Neural Eng,  Epub ahead of print.
  • Canales A*, Park S*, Kilias A*, Anikeeva P. (2018). Multifunctional Fibers as Tools for Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. Acc Chem Res, 51:829;838.
  • Kilias A, Häussler U, Heining K, Froriep UP, Haas CA, Egert U. (2018). Theta frequency decreases throughout the hippocampal formation in a focal epilepsy model. Hippocampus 28:375–391.
  • Janz P, Savanthrapadian S, Häussler U, Kilias A, Nestel S, Kretz O, Kirsch M, Bartos M, Egert U, Haas CA. (2017). Synaptic Remodeling of Entorhinal Input Contributes to an Aberrant Hippocampal Network in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Cereb. Cortex, 27:2348–2364.
  • Häussler U, Rinas K, Kilias A, Egert U, Haas CA. (2016). Mossy fiber sprouting and pyramidal cell dispersion in the hippocampal CA2 region in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Hippocampus, 26:577–588.
  • Orcinha C*, Münzner G*, Gerlach J, Kilias A, Follo M, Egert U, Haas CA. (2016). Seizure-Induced Motility of Differentiated Dentate Granule Cells Is Prevented by the Central Reelin Fragment. Front. Cell. Neurosci., 10:1–13.
  • Heizmann S, Kilias A, Ruther P, Egert U, Asplund M. (2016). Active Control of Dye Release for Neuronal Tracing using PEDOT-PSS Coated Electrodes. IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., 4320:1–9.
  • Froriep UP, Kumar A, Cosandier-Rimele D, Haussler U, Kilias A, Haas CA, Egert U (2012) Altered theta coupling between medial entorhinal cortex and dentate gyrus in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia 53:1937-1947

Conference Talks

  • 10/2015 The hippocampal clock in a mesial temporal lobe epilepsy model. Computational Neuroscience and the Hybrid Brain. Workshop, 2015, Freiburg, Germany
  • 07/2014 Phase coupling of neuronal firing to hippocampal network rhythms is preserved under epileptic conditions.11th European Congress on Epileptology, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 03/2013 Sustained phase coupling of hippocampal single cell firing to network oscillations under epileptic conditions. Symposium 3, NWG meeting 2013, Göttingen, Germany



Academic Background

  • since 06/2012: PhD student at the Bernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany; Research Project: Adaptive interception of epileptic events based on predictive network dynamics
  • 01/2011-01/2012: Diploma in Biology, Title of the thesis: Theta-Modulated Firing of Hippocampal Neurons in a Mouse Model of Epilepsy
  • 07/2006-12/2010: Graduate studies in Neurobiology/Biophysics, Animal Physiology, Developmental Biology and System Biology (Physics), University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 10/2004-06/2006: Undergraduate studies in Biology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Germany


 Research Positions

  • since 2012: PhD-studies, Biomicrotechnology, Dept. of Microsystems Engineering, Albert-Ludwigs University and Bernstein Center Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)
  • 2008 - 2010: student assistant in the iEEG/fMRI research group (surface based smoothing of fMRI data) University Clinics (Freiburg, Germany)
  • 2007 - 2012: student assistant on the FIND Toolbox project (development and support) Bernstein Center Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)


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