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National Epilepsy Week 2023 Roundup

The Minister’s message of support for the Epilepsy Research Institute UK

At a research reception last week, George Freeman MP, Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation, unveiled Epilepsy UK’s plans for establish a national institute dedicated to radically advancing research into epilepsy – the Epilepsy Research Institute UK.

2023 Research Awards

Epilepsy Research UK is proud to have awarded over £1.7 million of funding in our 2023 research awards.

Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, Director of Research Partnerships said:
This year’s projects range from fundamental neuroscience, big data and clinical research, that will undoubtedly improve diagnosis, treatment and clinical management for people living with epilepsy. Central to this is investment in three Emerging Leader Fellowship Awards, in keeping with our strategic priority to capacity build the epilepsy research ecosystem and develop future research leaders.

Maxine Smeaton, Chief Executive said:
This year’s research award investment is the largest in Epilepsy Research UK’s history – only made possible by our dedicated supporters and co-funding partners Angelini Pharma, the MRC Nucleic Acid Therapy Accelerator and the Tuberous Sclerosis Association. All the funded fellowships, projects and pilot studies respond directly to the UK Epilepsy Top Ten Research Priorities, as directed by the epilepsy community.

Thank you for helping us to achieve our mission of a life free from epilepsy.

To support more vital research into epilepsy this National Epilepsy Week, please make a donation here

A life free from epilepsy is possible. But only through research.

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