Our Research Portfolio
Every year we receive between 60 and 70 applications for research into all aspects of epilepsy, and our Scientific Advisory Committee has the task of deciding which of these should be supported. The quality grants that we have awarded in recent years are shown below (most recent first).
Sadly, our funding capacity each year is relatively limited, which means that promising applications have to be rejected. Your donation, no matter how large or small, will help us to fund as much excellent research as possible in the future!
About a third of the 456,000 people with epilepsy in the UK are women of childbearing age (16 to 45 years). Many of these women may become pregnant whilst taking anti-epileptic drugs. We know a great deal about the effect of these drugs on the mother’s seizures, and more and more about how both the drugs and the seizures affect read more
Dr Andrew Makoff and his team at the Institute of Psychiatry in London will carry out a study on 469 DNA samples from patients with idiopathic generalised epilepsy (IGE) and their parents and some controls without epilepsy, to identify genes that influence susceptibility to epilepsy. IGE affects between 20 and 40% of people with epilepsy. It is an umbrella term read more
£9,600 (equipment grant) Professor Mark Rees, School of Medicine, University of Wales Swansea