Welcome to childhoodepilepsy.org

We are a team of basic and clinical neuroscientists working to find the causes and mechanisms behind childhood epilepsies and advancing new treatment approaches in the lab and in the clinic.

Who we are and what we do

Chilhoodepilepsy.org is the website for Professor Deb Pal’s Neuro Lab at King’s College London. Here you can find out what studies we are working on, as well as reliable information for families about the different childhood epilepsies that we study.

Types of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is medically defined as a tendency to experience repeated seizures as a result of changes in the electrical activity of the brain.

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Research Studies

Childhood Epilepsy research provides a new understanding of why your child has this condition and what can be done to make it better, cure or prevent it in the future.

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Epilepsy Genetics

Genetic testing can improve clinicians and researchers understanding of how various genes interact to cause a specific epilepsy syndrome.

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Latest news

PublicationsResearch NewsTeam
August 2, 2022

New Publication: ‘Heterogeneity of Resting-State EEG Features in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy and Controls’

A new paper has been published in Brain Communications. In this work, we identified differences in a variety of resting-state EEG features between patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and healthy…
ConferencesResearch NewsTeam
July 28, 2022

RADAR-EEG Poster Presented at ICTALS Conference 2022

Andrea Biondi (Pal Lab, Richardson Lab) presented RADAR-EEG, a collaboration with Dr Petroula Laiou (Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics) using EEG data collected during the RADAR Study 1, at…
Research News
July 7, 2022

New Publication from the BIOJUME study- Women’s Prognosis in Epilepsy

The latest publication from BIOJUME 'Sex-specific Disease Modifiers in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy' has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. You can read the full paper here:  https://rdcu.be/cHq7j The press…

Our funders & supporters

Our Childhood Epilepsy research is funded by the European Research Commission, Medical Research Council (UK), National Institutes of Health (US), Canadian Institute for Health Research, Epilepsy Research UK, National Institute for Health Research (UK), Waterloo Foundation, Psychiatry Research Trust, Ali Paris Fund for Epilepsy Research and Education, Charles Sykes Trust, and the NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centres at South London and Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust.