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

Other AnnouncementsTeam
February 12, 2019

CASTLE study: Winter ‘Family Engagement Day’ Blog

Author: Dr Samantha Lyle (Family Engagement Officer for CASTLE) As the Family Engagement Officer for the South it was my utter pleasure to host a family day for the CASTLE advisory…
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Research News
January 22, 2019

New article: Psychosocial complications in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

A new article entitled 'Psychosocial complication in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy' has been published, co-authored by Professor Deb Pal and Dr Anna Smith. The article is about how Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME)…
Biology of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Research NewsTeam
January 17, 2019

BIOJUME project update

We have now successfully recruited two families to the BIOJUME Pedigree study: this study aims to look at genetic associations within families where one of the members has Juvenile Myoclonic…

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.