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

Epilepsy Genetics Research News
May 20, 2019

New publication in Epilepsia: Parental mosaicism in epilepsies due to alleged de novo variants

Check out our most recent paper in Epilepsia titled 'Parental mosaicism in epilepsies due to alleged de novo variants' where Deb K Pal is an authorhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/epi.15187
April 26, 2019

Genetic Generalised Epilepsies: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice Symposium (21st June)

Join us for the Medical Research Councils (MRC) Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders' Symposium on 'Genetic Generalised Epilepsies: From basic Science to Clinical Practice' on the 21st June 2019 from 8.30am…
Research News
April 26, 2019

Core Health Outcomes in Childhood Epilepsy (CHOICE) – Epilepsia publication

We have published a brand new paper 'Core Health Outcomes in Childhood Epilepsy (CHOICE): Development of a core outcome set using systematic review methods and a Delphi survey consensus' in…

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.