Biomedical Sciences, 2006
PhD in the added value of MEG in the presurgical work-up of epilepsy patients, 2011
Evelien Carrette studied Biomedical Sciences at Ghent University and graduated in 2006. She did her PhD at the Department of Neurology on the optimization of the presurgical evaluation for refractory epilepsy patients. During this work she mainly focused on invasive video-EEG monitoring and introduced magnetoencephalography (MEG) as an additional tool in non-invasive presurgical evaluation protocol of Ghent University Hospital and evaluated it’s added value. During her PhD she was also involved in the coordination of the Reference Center for Refractory Epilepsy and the set-up of the Center for Neurophysiological Monitoring at Ghent University Hospital.
Currently she is working as a project and study coordinator at the Institute for Neuroscience, the Center for Neurophysiological Monitoring, the Department of Neurology and the Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, -biology and -psychology (LCEN3). Within Neu3CA she got appointed as the clinical program director.
The overarching research topic of the activities she coordinates is neuromodulation and neurophysiology for different pathologies but with a strong focus on epilepsy and cognition. On the other hand she is in charge of the clinical MEG acquisitions and analysis in close collaboration with the Belgian MEG center, located in the ULB-Erasme Hospital in Brussels.
She has published over 25 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals and gave many presentations at national and international occasions. She has followed up on more then 10 Master students during their Master-thesis, is teaching several courses at Ghent University (students Biomedical Sciences) and is supervising ongoing doctoral research projects.