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 Announcements
August 16, 2019

New book: Moment by Moment, Rosie’s story

Learn about what it is like to be diagnosed with Childhood Absence Epilepsy through different perspectives in a fantastic new booklet authored by Annie Page (parent) and Professor Deb Pal.…
Epilepsy Genetics Other Announcements
June 17, 2019

A Genomics Revolution- new epilepsy genetics and genetic counselling article

'A Genomics Revolution' Download Read the latest article from Prof Deb Pal and epilepsy genetics counsellor Stephanie Oates.
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June 13, 2019

King’s Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre -competition runner up

Congratulations to our PhD student Stuart Smith, for being shortlisted for the annual King’s Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre image competition. His image demonstrates the changes and differences in cortical thickness…

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.