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

September 14, 2018

Team Day in the New Forest

The Pal lab went cycling in the New Forest for a team away day. It was a lovely day with beautiful weather, good food and lots of cycling! We saw…
September 13, 2018

Pal Lab Presents at The 13th European Congress on Epileptology in Vienna

The Pal lab team recently attend the 13th European Congress for Epileptology in Vienna on 26-30 August 2018. At this conference Stuart Smith presented a poster on the changes in…
Research News
July 11, 2018

CHOICE Consensus Meeting

Young people with epilepsy, their parents and professionals met for an important face-to-face meeting on Monday 2nd of July at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The meeting was part of…

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.