Prof. Barbara Plecko (MD) has studied medicine at the University of Graz, where she also achieved her medical license as a paediatrician in 1995, and trained as a fellow in child neurology and inborn errors of metabolism. From 1999 to 2001 she has been a research fellow at the metabolic unit of the Univ. Childrens Hospital in Vienna (Sylvia Stockler) and received her habilitation in 2003. In 2007 she worked as an associate professor at the neurometabolic clinic at the Children´s and Womens` Hospital of the University of British Columbia. From 2011 to 2017 she has been chair of child neurology at the Univ. Childrens´Hospital in Zurich. Since 2017 she has returned to Austria and is head of the Division of General Pediatrics including the services of child neurology and metabolic disorders at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of the Medical University of Graz.
Fields of Clinical Interest and Research: Infantile epileptic encephalopathies and neurometabolic disorders.
Memberships and Chairs: Chair of the Scientific and Research Comittee of the EPNS (European Society for Pediatric Neurology).Co-Editor of Neuropediatrics.