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

October 5, 2018

Association of Neurophysiological Scientists conference

On Friday 28th September Stuart Smith, a doctoral student on the Pal Lab team, gave a presentation to the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists at their conference in central London. The presentation was entitled…
Research News
October 5, 2018

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy: The Real Risks and Benefits (Webinar event)

Webinar event: CURE Epilepsy (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) are holding an exciting webinar event. "Marijuana, more specifically Cannabidiol (CBD), has been a big focus recently in the field…
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…

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.