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We need YOU! Join the #TeamScience cheer squad for London Marathon 2024

We need YOU! Join the #TeamScience cheer squad for London Marathon 2024get in touch at the address below. Love the electric buzz of marathon day? Want to be involved without breaking a sweat? Join our formidable #TeamScience cheer squad at this year’s London Marathon to give our incredible runners an all-important boost to help get them […]

Institute to host inaugural Emerging Leaders Symposium 

The Epilepsy Research Institute is delighted to be launching our inaugural Emerging Leaders Symposium this May at The Francis Crick Institute. The event is free to attend and primarily aimed at early career researchers and their supervisors, but if you’re a researcher and interested in attending, please do still get in touch at the address below. […]

Epilepsy Research Institute awarded £1.47m from Early Career Researcher Fund

The Epilepsy Research Institute has been awarded £1.47 million from the UK Government Medical Research Charities Early Career Researcher Fund. The news follows the Government’s commitment of £45m to support charity-funded early career researchers, as outlined by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in the spring budget. This research investment is a result of tireless campaigning by the […]

Launching new ‘Epilepsy Research Institute Insights’ webinar series

WEBINAR: Building a thriving research ecosystem Date: Tuesday 26th March, 12-1pm Join us this Purple Day for the launch of our new ‘Epilepsy Research Institute Insights’ webinar series. We’ll hear from research experts and people with lived experience on the topic of capacity building the epilepsy research ecosystem.   WEBINAR REGISTRATION The Institute’s mission is to […]

Help shape research on electrical stimulation treatments

Through our Shape Network Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) group, the Epilepsy Research Institute is currently working with two research groups investigating electrical stimulation treatments. The researchers are designing clinical trials to test these treatments and are seeking the input of people affected by epilepsy to help ensure the trials are relevant to […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024   

The Epilepsy Research Institute is fortunate to be surrounded by many inspiring women committed to radically advancing research into epilepsy. To mark International Women’s Day 2024, we’re highlighting just some of the incredible achievements of female researchers, clinicians and supporters from recent years. Dr Laura Smith is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Wellcome Centre for […]

Government commits £45m to support charity-funded early career researchers  

The Epilepsy Research Institute welcomes the government’s commitment of £45m to support charity-funded early career researchers, as outlined by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in yesterday’s budget announcement. This is in addition to the £70m committed via the Medical Research Charities Early-Career Researcher Fund over the past three years.  The funding will support research by medical charities […]

Announcing theme leads for Enabling Technologies and Reproduction & Hormones research programmes

The Epilepsy Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of the theme leads who will drive the Institute’s research strategy for our Enabling Technologies and Reproduction & Hormones programmes. The Institute’s six key research and cross cutting themes are – Neurodevelopment, Disease Modification & Therapeutics, Mortality, Morbidity & Risk, Reproduction & Hormones, Capacity Building […]

Patient Safety Commissioner publishes sodium valproate redress recommendations

Today, the Patient Safety Commissioner published The Hughes Report recommending redress options for those who have been harmed by the anti-seizure medication sodium valproate. The report also made recommendations for research and recognised the key role of the Epilepsy Research Institute in calling for greater research investment. These recommendations have come as a result of […]