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

Research News
June 21, 2018

Deb Pal featured in the Independent article on the treatment of epilepsy with cannabidiol

Professor Deb Pal was featured in an article in the Independent titled: Can cannabis oil really treat epilepsy and what would impact of medicinal reclassification be? This news story explored the…
Research News
May 29, 2018

New Paper: Identification of new risk factors for rolandic epilepsy: CNV at Xp22.31 and alterations at cholinergic synapses

Rolandic epilepsy (RE) is the most common genetic childhood epilepsy, with seizures at night and neurodevelopmental impairments such as dyslexia. In this study of 186 children with RE from ethnically…
Research News
May 23, 2018

Pal Lab Receives Epilepsy Research UK Grant

Professor Deb Pal presented his research at the Epilepsy Research UK reception at The Royal Society, London, along with other newly-awarded researchers and supporters. To commemorate National Epilepsy Week on…

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.