Dr Wei-Chih Chang

Research Fellow



Contact details

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Dr Chang found the interests of neuroscience in his early undergraduate, and eventually he was fascinated by the physiology of neurons and the neuronal network interactions. To find the answers, Dr Chang equipped himself with different aspects of electrophysiological skills. Currently Dr Chang is doing the post doc training in Prof. John Jefferys’ group and he wants to bring the pioneering thoughts from the UK back to his country-Taiwan.


  • PhD, Neurophysiology, University of Birmingham, UK
  • M.S. Physiology (Neuroendocrinology), National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
  • B.S. Marine Resource, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan


  • Mechanisms of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • High Frequency Activity and Seizure Genesis


Chang, W.C., Jiruska, P., and Jefferys, J.G.R. (in preparation). High frequency activity preceding epileptic seizures in the high potassium rat hippocampal slice model.

Jiruska, P., Csicsvari, J., Powell, A.D., Fox, J.E., Chang, W.C., Vreugdenhil, M., Li, X., Palus, M.,Bujan, A.F., Dearden, R.W., and Jefferys, J.G. (2010). High-frequency network activity, global increase in neuronal activity, and synchrony expansion precede epileptic seizures in vitro. J Neurosci. 30, 5690-5701.

Jiruska, P., Powell, A.D., Chang, W.C., and Jefferys, J.G. (2010). Electrographic high-frequency activity and epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 89, 60-65.

Jiruska, P.,Cmejla R., Powell, A.D., Chang, W.C., Vreudgenhil, M. and Jefferys, J.G.R. (2009). Reference noise method of removing powerline noise from recorded signals. J. Neurosci. Methods 184(1), 110-114

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