Gene discovery and characterisation in the familial focal epilepsies [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Dr Sarah Heron (Principal investigator)

Brief description Around 2% of people have epilepsy at some time in their lives. A large proportion of cases are thought to have a genetic cause, but genes have not yet been identified for most patients. The aim of this project is to use state-of-the-art genetic methods to identify genetic mutations causing epilepsy and to then study the effects of these mutations to better understand the biological causes of epilepsy. This in turn will lead to better diagnosis of epilepsy and improved treatment for patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 428,065.07

Funding Scheme Career Development Fellowships

Notes RD Wright Biomedical CDF

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