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

March 8, 2021

Meet The Pal Neuro Lab Team

We created a series of short videos, where members of the Pal Lab introduce themselves and describe their roles and career path in research so far. For more information on…
Research News
March 8, 2021

New publication in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

We have recently published a new paper, 'Trait Impulsivity in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy' in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. This paper is the first output from the Biology of…
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…

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.