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1 September 2014

Epilepsy Society thanks freemasons for research grant

Buckinghamshire freemasons visited Epilepsy Society's research centre to see how a £50,000 grant, given by The Freemasons' Grand Charity, is helping to fund work into the molecular cause of epilepsy.

Gordon Robertson, provincial grand master for Buckinghamshire and Derek Watts, provincial grand secretary, met Epilepsy Society's lead geneticist Professor Sanjay Sisodiya, whose work involves searching for genetic causes of the condition. 

They saw the charity's new DNA sequencing machine and other state of the art equipment, crucial to the work being carried out by Professor Sisodiya and his team.

Professor Sisodiya, said: 'I am grateful to The Freemasons’ Grand Charity for its generous grant to support our work. Research contributes to a growing understanding of the link between genomic changes and their final consequences in epilepsy.  This will increase our knowledge of the particular mechanisms of epilepsy in individual people and in future lead to a personalised treatment of epilepsy.'

More information about Epilepsy Society's research projects.