Karin Westin, PhD student, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Karin Westin

Postdoctoral studies

About me

Research interest

My main research interests is understanding how epilepsy and epileptic activity develops in the brain, and how epileptic activity affects brain maturation during childhood. I am also interested in understanding how next-generation on-scalp MEG sensors can improve detection and characterization of epileptic networks. 


For the last three years, I have been working on projects aiming to characterize the clinical benefits of on-scalp MEG sensors within clinical epilepsy evaluations. Within this project, we performed the first-ever clinical on-scalp MEG measurement on an epilepsy patient. I also lead a conventional MEG study investigating dynamical neurophysiological effects underlying development of epileptic activity. During the fall, I will start a new MEG and structural MRI study investigating the effect of epileptic activity on the maturing brain.

Apart from my research projects, I am currently responsible for all Swedish MEG measurements performed within clinical epilepsy evaluations.