Christian Rummel


Senior Researcher

Physicist, PhD

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Dr. Christian Rummel obtained his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Thereafter he started investigating physiological time series as recorded from electroencephalograms of epilepsy patients. After a postdoc at the Department of Neurology at the Inselspital he joined the SCAN in 2010.

His current primary research interest is morphometric analysis of T1-weighted MRI. These techniques are used during evaluation of epilepsy patients for surgical therapy as well as to monitor disease progression in multiple sclerosis patients. Beyond structural MRI C. Rummel is responsible for our near infrared spectroscopy system and for our simultaneous EEG-fMRI program.

Dr Rummel's selected publications:


Whelan CD et al. “Structural brain abnormalities in the common epilepsies assessed in 3,876 individuals worldwide”, Brain 141, 391-408 (2018).

Rummel C, Basciani R, Nirkko A, Schroth G, Stucki M, Reineke D, Eberle B, Kaiser HA. “Superiority of Spatially Extended over Frontal Cerebral NIRS during Cardiac Surgery: A Case Series”. J. Biomed. Opt. 23, 016012 (2018).

Rummel C, Aschwanden F, McKinley R, Wagner F, Salmen A, Chan A, Wiest R. “A fully automated pipeline for normative atrophy in patients with neurodegenerative disease”. Front. Neurology 8, 727 (2018).

Rummel C, Slavova N, Seiler A, Abela E, Hauf M, Burren Y, Weisstanner C, Vulliemoz S, Seeck M, Schindler K, Wiest R. “Personalized structural image analysis in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy”. Scientific Reports 7, 10883 (2017)

Rummel C, Abela E, Andrzejak RG, Hauf M, Pollo C, Müller M, Weisstanner C, Wiest R, Schindler K. “Resected brain tissue, seizure onset zone and quantitative EEG measures: Towards prediction of post-surgical seizure control”. PLoS ONE 10, e0141023 (2015).

Rummel C, Zubler C, Schroth G, Gralla J, Hsieh K, Abela E, Hauf M, Meier N, Verma RK, Andres RH, Nirkko A, Wiest R. “Monitoring Cerebral Oxygenation During Balloon Occlusion with Multi-Channel NIRS”. J. Cerebr. Blood Flow Metab. 34, 347-356 (2014).

Rummel C, Goodfellow M, Gast H, Hauf M, Amor F, Stibal A, Mariani L, Wiest R, Schindler K. “A systems approach to human epileptic seizures”. Neuroinformatics 11, 159-173 (2013).

Andrzejak RG, Schindler K, Rummel C. “Nonrandomness, nonlinear dependence, and nonstationarity of electroencephalographic recordings from epilepsy patients”. Phys. Rev. E86, 046206 (2012).

Schindler K, Gast H, Goodfellow M, Rummel C. “On seeing the trees and the forest: Single-signal and multisignal analysis of periictal intracranial EEG”. Epilepsia 53, 1658-1668 (2012).

Schindler K, Gast H, Stieglitz L, Stibal A, Hauf M, Wiest R, Mariani L, Rummel C. “Forbidden ordinal patterns of peri-ictal intracranial EEG indicate deterministic dynamics in human epileptic seizures”. Epilepsia 52, 1771-1780 (2011).

Rummel C, Abela E, Müller M, Hauf M, Scheidegger O, Wiest R, Schindler K. “Uniform approach to linear and nonlinear interrelation patterns in multivariate time series”. Phys. Rev. E83, 066215 (2011).


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