The Epigenetics and Neural Plasticity Group investigates gene-environment interactions and experience-dependent plasticity in the healthy and diseased brain.
Our group uses neuropsychological testing and magnetic resonance imaging to investigate cognitive functioning in the healthy brain and in disease.
The most severe childhood epilepsies are caused by genetic variants in ion channels and synaptic proteins. Their severity is determined by the occurrence of seizures resistant to treatment by anti-seizure medications and accompanied by neurodevelopmental delay, psychiatric manifestations, movement disorders and autism. Our group specializes in modelling these epilepsy forms (also known as developmental and…
Our group undertakes advanced neuroimaging analysis methods development and applied research to further our understanding of the human brain in health and disease.
The Imaging and Epilepsy group is at the forefront of unravelling the structural and functional abnormalities in the human brain that are associated with epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
Our research focuses on understanding the pathology of ion channel disorders, in particular epilepsy, using in vitro and in vivo models to reveal opportunities for developing novel therapies.
Unlocking the cortex's secrets with advanced techniques and exploring its role in learning, memory, brain cancer and to reveal insights into brain function.
Our group is focused on understanding the basis of neuronal excitability especially in the context of epilepsy.
We research the role of pre-synaptic proteins in neuronal communication in the healthy and diseased state, with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental disorders like intellectual disability, and neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease.
We study the basic neurophysiology underpinning integration of sensory information within the brain.
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