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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.

€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.

How our research team ran to fund a brand new TMS-EEG chair

A person sitting on the TMS-EEG chair with a neurologist attaching the special cap to their head

Our Director of Genomics and his research team ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for a new TMS-EEG chair and it has arrived.


Our CEO says "wow" to latest discoveries in epilepsy

In her New Year blog, our chief executive, Clare Pelham, shares her excitement at learning of the latest scientific discoveries in the field of epilepsy from researchers at Epilepsy Society.

Doctors must review all women on sodium valproate as data shows UK-wide differences

A pregnant woman wearing a pink dress cradles her bump in a caring manner

Healthcare professionals including GPs and pharmacists are being reminded to identify and review all women who are taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate, after data showed there is a wide variation in prescribing practices across the UK.

Genetic research leads to better understanding of common epilepsies

Professor Sanjay Sisodia smiling at the camera

Researchers have thrown a new light on the important role that genetics play in some of the most common epilepsies.

Next stage in genetic research brings us closer to understanding epilepsy

DNA sample

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that Genomics England has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 genomes from NHS patients.

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces in genomic study to identify causes of SUDEP

Epilepsy Society, UCL and Congenica join forces

Congenica announced a key partnership with the UK’s Epilepsy Society to study the genomics of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

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