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Genomics Research


The future of genomics

Our hope for the future is to find the right treatment, for example the right drug, at the right dosage, from the point of diagnosis. Genomic medicine has the potential to transform the way we care for people with epilepsy, and we believe that whole genome sequencing will help us to unravel the genetic architecture underlying the different types of epilepsy.

We hope it will help us determine the cause of a person’s seizures, their response to anti-epileptic medication and their susceptibility to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), and that this will enable us to prescribe more personalised, targeted treatments and reduce the burden that epilepsy places on many people’s lives.

Dr Krithika Iyer Sundararaman, postdoctoral research fellow, using whole exome sequencing technology to read DNA at Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre (pictured right). 

360-degree experience

Take part in our immersive 360-degree experience which takes you on the journey of a genome through our wet laboratory based at The Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire. Walk around our laboratory while our research team explains what happens to a patient's genome at every stage through video and interactive elements.


Our researchers

Meet the team at Epilepsy Society leading the way in global genomics through innovative research techniques. Professor Sanjay Sisodiya, principal investigator of the genomics research programme, oversees a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, biomedical scientists, bioinformaticians, genetics consultants and project managers, who are passionate about translating findings of this ground breaking research to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. Find out more about our principal investigators:

Meet Ley Sander
Meet Sanjay Sisodiya 
Meet Simona Balestrini 
Meet Wendy Jones



Learn more about our epilepsy genomics clinic and how genetic research is helping us to find the cause of people's epilepsy.

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Other research


Epidemiology helps us to look at epilepsy in the community and find out who, when and where people have developed the condition.

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