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Biomagnetic Center Jena
Philosophenweg 3
07743 Jena
The Biomagnetic Center at the Department of Neurology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena is an interdisciplinary research centre for basic and clinical research in the field of bioelectromagnetism. At the present time 16 different groups from the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neuropediatrics, Pediatrics, Psychology, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Gynaecology, ENT, Physics and Biomedical Engineering perform investigations within 31 research projects. The common interest of the variety of different groups is to apply the advantages of bioelectromagnetic measurements to their specific field of clinical or basic research, i.e. to use this non-invasive method for source localisation and signal analysis. 

The research in the Biomagnetic Center can be divided into clinical and basic research. Main points of the clinical research are:

  • cardiology: myocardial viability diagnosis, risk stratification after myocardial infarction,
  • neurology: spreading cortical depression in migraine patients, passive movement in stroke patients, abnormal brain activity in patients with glioma
  • psychiatry: auditory processing in schizophrenics,
  • gynaecology: normal and abnormal foetal magnetocardiograms, normal and abnormal auditory processing during gestation,
  • neurosurgery: presurgical mapping, tumor associated epilepsy
Main points of the basic research are:
  • pathophysiology: spreading cortical depression in animals, propagation of penicillin induced spikes in animals,
  • psychology: mechanisms of cortical plasticity, modulation of evoked primary sensory cortical activity by attention,
  • neurology: somatosensory evoked high frequency activity, MEG-EMG coherence
  • biomedical engineering: modeling, phantom investigations, stimulation systems

Contact Point: Dr. Jens Haueisen