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Kai Bötzel

Prof. Dr. Kai Bötzel

GSN former faculty


Research group leader, Dept. of Neurology, LMU

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Research focus:Neurophsiology of movement, parkinson's disease, vestibular function and postural reflexes

Key words: Movement Disorders, Deep Brain Stimulation, Local Field Potentials of the Brain

GSN students

  • Graduated: Dr. Arun Singh, Dr. Martin Bartels, Dr. Franz Hell

Selected publications:

Singh A and Bötzel K. (2013) Globus pallidus internus oscillatory activity is related to movement speed. Eur J Neurosci. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12369. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24112279.

Rozanski VE, Vollmar C, Cunha JP, Tafula SM, Ahmadi SA, Patzig M, Mehrkens JH and Bötzel K. (2013) Connectivity patterns of pallidal DBS electrodes in focal dystonia: A diffusion tensor tractography study. Neuroimage 84C: 435-442. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24045076.

Plate A, Ahmadi SA, Pauly O, Klein T, Navab N and Bötzel K. (2012) Three-dimensional sonographic examination of the midbrain for computer-aided diagnosis of movement disorders. Ultrasound Med Biol. 38(12): 2041-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2012.07.017. PubMed PMID: 23196201.

Schmidt F, Levin J, Kamp F, Kretzschmar H, Giese A and Bötzel K. (2012) Single-channel electrophysiology reveals a distinct and uniform pore complex formed by α-synuclein oligomers in lipid membranes. PLoS One 7(8): e42545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042545. Epub 2012 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 22880029; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3411845.

Singh A, Kammermeier S, Mehrkens JH and Bötzel K. (2012) Movement kinematic after deep brain stimulation associated microlesions. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83(10): 1022-6. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2012-302309. Epub 2012 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 22869922.