On-going PhD-projects

PhD candidates in the UiO PhD program

Magnhild Kverneland (MSc, Reg.clin.dietitian): Effect of modified Atkin’s diet in adult patients with pharmacoresistant focal epilepsy. A randomized controlled study.  Supervisor:  Karl Otto Nakken. Co-supervisor: Erik Taubøll

Antonia Villagran (MD): Psychiatric comorbidity in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).  Supervisor:  Morten I. Lossius. Co-supervisor: Roderick Duncan

Torleiv Svendsen (MD): Tolerability and efficacy of new antiepileptic drugs. Supervisor: Cecilie Johannessen Landmark. Co-supervisors: Ole Morten Rønning and Morten I. Lossius

Sigrid Pedersen (MSc, Reg.clin.dietitian): Epilepsy in Children: The Impact of the Gut Microbiota and Epigenetics in Successful Treatment of Epilepsy. Supervisor: Kaja Kristine Selmer. Co-supervisors: Knut Rudi, Per Ole Iversen, and Benedicte Alexandra Lie

Oliver Henning (MD): Sexuality, depression and side effects in refractory  epilepsy patients. Supervisor: Morten I. Lossius 

Ellen Molteberg (MD): Long term effects of modified Atkins diet in therapy-resistant epilepsy. Supervisor: prof Erik Taubøll. Co-supervisor: Per Medbøe Thorsby and Karl O. Nakken

Post doc

Silje Alvestad (MD, PhD): Scandinavian multi-registry study of antiepileptic drug teratogenicity: the SCAN-A study

Kristin Å. Alfstad (MD, PhD): Risk factors for psychiatric symptoms and executive problems in youth with epilepsy. A lontitudinal study


PhD-candidates not yet in the UiO PhD program

Eli B. Kyte (MSc.Clin.Neuro.Psych): Impact of epilepsy surgery on cognition, psychiatry and quality of life at the commencement of aging. Supervisor: Morten I. Lossius. Co-supervisor: Kristin Å. Alfstad

Konstantin H. Kostov (MD): Clinical outcomes and determinants of effectiveness of vagus nerve stimulation in  a large national refractory epilepsy population. Supervisor: Jukka Peltola. Co-supervisor: Morten I. Lossius and Pål Gunnar Larsson

Kathrine C. Haavardsholm (Cand.Scient): Long term effect of ketogic diet in children with epilepsy 


PhD-candidates in the UiO PhD program, associated to the group

Anette Huuse Farmen (MD): Effect of epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy: cognition, neurodevelopmental symptoms and obstetric outcome in offspring ‒ a prospective cohort study.  Supervisor: Morten I. Lossius. Co-supervisor: Merethe Øien. Innlandet Hospital, Lillehammer and University of Oslo.

Marte Roa Syvertsen (MD): A population based study on juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Drammen and University of Oslo.

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