Keywords: Neuroscience, electrophysiology, epilepsy, neuropsychiatric disorders, brain stimulation, R&D
Dr. Antal Berényi is a senior lecturer at Department of Physiology, University of Szeged, Hungary, and also holds an adjunct assistant professor affiliation at the Neuroscience Institute, New York University, NY, USA. He is the principal investigator of the MTA-SZTE “Momentum” Oscillatory Neuronal Networks Research Group, supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant).
Dr Berényi is investigating the physiologic and pathologic cooperation of neuronal networks of the brain and is developing non-pharmaceutical approaches to interfere with these ongoing network oscillations. He is an emerging expert of electrophysiology oriented neuroscience and the related fields of electric engineering. His main interest is focused on the rational design of unsupervised, implantable brain stimulation devices to treat epileptic seizures and other neuropsychiatric disorders. He has developed and put into practice a new concept to quickly detect and instantaneously terminate epileptic seizures using transcranially delivered electric pulses with spatially restricted effect. Currently, he is making strong efforts to translate his recent experimental results to clinical treatments. In the past five years, he published numerous articles in top-level peer-reviewed journals with an overall impact factor of 250. His current research group has 4 postdocs, 4 PhD students, and 4 undergraduate students.