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Dieter Janz

Born  1920

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German neurologist, born April 20, 1920.

Biography of Dieter Janz

Dieter Janz is a well-known figure in modern clinical epileptology. He was one of the first who tried to differentiate epilepsies according to biological features. He was vice president of the International League against epilepsy from 1973 to 1981. He is the author of a classic textbook on epilepsy.

Janz worked in the neurological clinic at the Charité hospital in Berlin. By January 2004 he was professor emeritus at the University of Berlin.


  • D. Janz:
    Die Epilepsien. Spezielle Pathologie und Therapie.
    Stuttgart, Thieme 1969. 2nd, unrevised edition with an introduction by P.Genton, G.Krämer, and P.Wolf. Stuttgart – New York, Thieme 1998
  • Thomas Sander, T. Hildmann, D. Janz, T. F. Wienker, H. Neitzel, A. Bianchi, G. Bauer, U. Sailer, K. Berek, Bettina Schmitz, G. Beck-Mannagetta:
    The phenotypic spectrum related to the human epilepsy susceptibility gene ≤EJM1≤.
    Annals of Neurology, Boston, 1995, 38: 210-217
  • K. Haug, M. Warnstedt, A. K. Alekov, T. Sander, A. Ramirez, M-I. Niemeyer, B. Poser, S. Maljevic, C. Kubisch, J. Rebstock, S. Horvath, K. Hallmann, J. S. Dullinger, B. Rau, F. Haverkamp, S. Beyenburg, H. Schulz, D. Janz, F. V. Sepulveda, L. P. Cid, P. Propping, C. E. Elger, C. Falhke, H. Lerche, A. Heils:
    Mutations in CLCN2 encoding a voltage-gated chloride channel are associated with idiopathic generalized epilepsies.
    Nature Genetics, New York, 2003, 33: 527-532.
  • N. Schmitz, T. Sander T. (2000)
    Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy –The Janz Syndrome.
    Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd., Petersfield, 2000.
  • T. Sander, H. Schulz, K. Saar, E. Gennaro, C. Riggio, A. Bianchi, F. Zara, F. Picard, C. Cieuta, D. Ville, R. Nabbout, J-F. Prud'homme, O. Dulac, L. Bate, A. Sundquist, R. M. Gardiner, A. M. A. J. Janssen, G-J. de Haan, D. G. A. Kasteleijn-Nolst-Trenité, A. Bader, D. Lindhout, O. Riess, T. F. Wienker, D. Janz, A. Reis:
    Genome search for susceptibility loci of common idiopathic generalised epilepsies.
    Human Molecular Genetics, Oxford, 2000, 9: 1465-1472.

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