Dr. Maxime Baud from the Sleep-Wake-Epilepsy-Center at the Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, receives a SNSF Ambizione Grant for his research on prevention and treatment of epileptic seizures. Seizure risk in epilepsy patients is influenced by Cortical Excitability (CE), which in turn is modulated by various factors. With his SNSF Ambizione Grant, Dr. Maxime Baud wants to identify systemic modulators of CE, which has groundbreaking potential for novel pharmacological strategies not only in epilepsy but also in other chronic brain disorders such as migraine and mood disorders. BENESCO congratulates him for this success and is proud to have him on board!