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Celebrating women in epilepsy

8 March annually, is International Women's Day, celebrating women's achievements around the world. Here we celebrate just a few of the women who are making a difference in the field of epilepsy.

Recruiting people for our research

At the moment we can only recruit people for our research who are under the care of UCLH. However, if you would like to be considered for future research projects or for treatment at our Chalfont Centre which provides specialist care for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, you can ask your GP or neurologist to refer you to us as a patient. 

Epilepsy Society Neurologist on BBC Radio 4 to discuss new genomics research

Dr Simona Balestrini and Franziska Thomas at BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on 12 February 2019

One of our Consultant Neurologists, Dr Simona Balestrini, discussed how our new partnership with UCB could bring new hope to people with epilepsy on Woman's Hour.

Health Secretary endorses unique partnership forged by Epilepsy Society and pharmaceutical UCB

Handshake research

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, endorses unique partnership forged between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB.

The village with charity in its DNA

Nicola Swanborough writes about how the DNA of the village of Chalfont St Peter and Epilepsy Society have become entwined for over a century.

€2.5 million genomic research programme brings hope of seizure-free life for people with epilepsy

Danny Knight with his father Richard Knight

A unique collaboration between UK charity Epilepsy Society, and Belgian biopharmaceutical company, UCB, could bring life-changing treatments to people with epilepsy whose seizures do not respond to current treatments.

DOORS Syndrome Has Genetic Cause

An international team of researchers,  led by doctors from Epilepsy Society, used exome sequencing to unlock the genetic cause of DOORS syndrome. The rare, autosomal recessive genetic condition is characterised by deafness, onychodystrophy, osteodystrophy, intellectual disability and seizures.

Developing a Hub for Genomics Data Analysis and Clinical Data Interpretation

Bioinformatics uses computer programming to analyse or interpret the huge amount of data a sequenced genome produces. This will help us to understand the genetic architecture of the epilepsies and accelerate precision treatment for epilepsy.

Brain scans

A selection of neuroimaging research projects.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive and painless technique, using a powerful magnetic field, similar to that used in an MRI scanner. 


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