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

ConferencesResearch NewsTeam
December 14, 2020

American Epilepsy Society 2020 Virtual Conference

Last week our team attended and presented two posters at the American Epilepsy Society 2020 Virtual Conference. This conference was attended by 4,600 individuals from 70 countries and was a…
Research News
December 7, 2020

For Those Living With Epilepsy: Have Your Say in Shaping the Future of Epilepsy Research

“If your life has been interrupted by epilepsy you could shape the future of research.” Imagine living with the threat of having a seizure every day. A seizure that can happen at…
Research News
September 16, 2020

New publication in Epilepsy & Behaviour: Mapping epilepsy-specific patient-reported outcome measures for children to a proposed core outcome set for childhood epilepsy

We have published a brand new paper 'Mapping epilepsy-specific patient-reported outcome measures for children to a proposed core outcome set for childhood epilepsy' in the journal Epilepsy & Behaviour. The…

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.