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We are a research group at King’s College London dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation for people living with epilepsy.

Our research explores the genetics of epilepsy in order to improve the outlook for both diagnosis and treatment. On this website you will find:

  • Information on our current research studies
  • Research news and publications

If you are a parent of a child with epilepsy, or a health professional investigating current research studies, this is the place for you.

Mission Statement:

We are a clinical and laboratory research group dedicated to understanding the nature and cause of childhood epilepsies in order to develop new interventions that reduce the impact of the condition.

Meet our team

Meet the team of researches looking into the genetic causes of childhood epilepsy and their functional consequences.



Our epilepsy research would not be possible without the help of our collaborators. We work closely with a number of epilepsy researchers and experts to help improve our studies. Our collaborators include:
The Richardson Lab – at King’s College London.

Professor Mark Richardson is the Vice Dean of the Division of Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. His lab focuses on the mechanisms of epilepsy using multi-modal brain imaging approaches. Visit site →

The Strug Lab – at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Dr. Lisa Strug is a Senior Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology program. Her lab specializes in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. Visit site →

Professor Michael Simpson – at Genomics PLC.

Professor Mike Simpson is a Professor of Genetics at King’s College London and studies the genetic and mechanistic basis of human disease in order to inform diagnostics and clinical management. He is working with us in collaboration with our Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy study. Visit site →

Eli Lilly & Co.

Eli Lilly & Co. fund Laura Addis as a Lilly Innovation Fellow to investigate the consequences of GRIN2Amutations in childhood epilepsies jointly between the Lilly campus at Erl Wood and King’s College London. Visit site →

The Meyer Group – at King’s College London.

Professor Martin Meyer is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology and studies how the brain transforms sensory information into appropriate behavioural outputs. Visit site →

The Burrone Group – at King’s College London.

Professor Juan Burrone is a Professor of Development Neurophysiology in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology. His research focuses on understanding how neurons form a functional network in the brain. Visit site →