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 Neuroscience Lab at King’s College London. Our research is focussed on stratified medicine applied to epilepsy and exploits diverse methods from basic science, genetics, epidemiology and clinical trials. We are interested in issues that are most important for people living with epilepsy including sleep, mental health, stress and solving the problem of drug resistance, especially for young people and women.

Latest news

PublicationsResearch News
January 19, 2024

Impulsivity-linked genes identified in epilepsy

A new paper has been published in the NPJ Genomic Medicine: "SLCO5A1 and synaptic assembly genes contribute toimpulsivity in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy" Link one contains a short description of the…
November 7, 2022

BIOJUME Summer Meeting 2022, Paris

The BIOJUME Study Consortium, Paris 2022 In September, delegates from Canada, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, and the UK met in Paris, for the annual scientific meeting of the…
PublicationsResearch NewsTeam
August 2, 2022

New Publication: ‘Heterogeneity of Resting-State EEG Features in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy and Controls’

A new paper has been published in Brain Communications. In this work, we identified differences in a variety of resting-state EEG features between patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and healthy…

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.