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

Research News
May 21, 2018

Pal Lab Takes Part in International Clinical Trials Day 2018

Team members Sophie Bayley and Stuart Smith presenting their research (above photo). On Friday 18th May the Pal Lab participated at International Clinical Trials Day 2018 at King's College Hospital.…
Epilepsy Genetics Research News
May 16, 2018

New Paper: Incorporating epilepsy genetics into clinical practice: a 360°evaluation

Professor Deb Pal runs the paediatric epilepsy genetics service together with his colleagues Stephanie Oates and Shan Tang. They have recently published a paper in Nature Reviews: Genomic Medicine evaluating…
Research News
March 8, 2018

New Paper: The Effects of Sleep on Emotional Target Detection Performance: A Novel iPad-Based Pediatric Game

A screen shot of the Pond Poppers task. (Above) Our team recently published an exciting new paper: 'The Effects of Sleep on Emotional Target Detection Performance: A Novel iPad-Based Pediatric…

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.