Professor Margitta Seeck studied medicine in Munich (Germany), where she obtained a diploma and doctorate. She then carried out post-doctoral research in Berlin (Germany) and at Harvard University (United States) where she gained a deeper knowledge of neurophysiology and epileptology. She completed her training as a neurologist in Munich and then joined the Geneva University Hospital in 1998 to set up a joint program between Vaud and Geneva for patients with difficult-to-treat epilepsy.
Under her leadership, the center has now become nationally and internationally recognized and is the largest center in Switzerland. Appointed in 2005 as associate professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva, she was promoted to the position of full professor in June 2015. She continued her research on the analysis of cerebral electrical signals and their localization, using both extra- and intracranial signals, with the continued support of the SNSF. She is member of the executive committee of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology.