Kirill Volynski and Maria Thom awarded project grants from Epilepsy Research UK
23 May 2018
Epilepsy Research UK announced the largest number of grants ever awarded at its annual reception at the Royal Society on 17th May, including two UCL Institute of Neurology researchers.
Professor Matthew Walker, (Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology and ERUK Chair of the Board of Trustees) informed Epilepsy Research UK supporters of the charity’s commitment to fund a total of 12 new research projects vital to furthering our knowledge and understanding of epilepsy; ranging from improving diagnostics to identifying those who will respond best to certain medications to identifying possible future treatments.
Professor Matthew Walker says “Research not only improves the lives of people right now, but will also improve the lives of the many people who will develop epilepsy in the future. Research is essential if we are going to find a cure, new treatments, or greater understanding of the condition. At Epilepsy Research UK we provide the funding for the research that will help change lives.”
- Epilepsy Research UK
- How does cortical spreading depression relate to seizures?
- The Epilepsy Research UK Corsellis Epilepsy Brain Collection: Fit for 21st Century Research
- Dr Volynski's academic profile
- Professor Thom's academic profile
Source: Epilepsy Research UK
Back row left to right: Dr Kirill Volynski, Professor Deb Pal, Professor Peter Oliver, Dr Jessica Kwok, Dr Vasiliki Tsirka.
Front row left to right: Professor Maria Thom, Professor Mark Cunningham (representing Mr Ashan Jayasekera), Dr Tonny Veenith, Dr Simon Keller, Dr David Carmichael