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

December 12, 2018

CASTLE PSC meeting

The CASTLE (Changing Agendas on Sleep Treatment and Learning in Childhood Epilepsy) team PSC (Programme Steering Committee) met for the second time on Thursday 22nd of November in Central London.…
Research News
November 26, 2018

Cannabidiol (CBD) – Update for epilepsy

The Home Secretary Sajid Javed has allowed the prescription of cannabis derived medicines from 1st November 2018. However, so far no approved pharmacological CBD products are yet on the market…
Research News
November 22, 2018

Cannabis based drugs: how will they be used in practice?

Nigel Hawkes has recently published an article in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) about how cannabis based drugs will be used in practice in the UK. The article gives useful…

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.