Professor Juan Burrone has been appointed Co-Lead of the Neurodevelopment theme of the newly created Epilepsy Research Institute UK. The Institute will serve as the central hub for the epilepsy research community and aims to radically advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of epilepsy and its associated conditions. The official launch of the Institute took place at 10 Downing St. and brought together research leaders, industry representatives, founding partners, research programme theme leads, and people affected by epilepsy. Please see the press release.
The Epilepsy Research Institute was officially launched on 25 October 2023 at a reception hosted by Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, George Freeman MP. The Institute is the world’s first national research institute dedicated to epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Research Institute will serve as the central hub for the epilepsy research community. The Institute’s mission is to radically advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of epilepsy and its associated conditions. The comprehensive research strategy developed by the national research collaborative #Every1EndingEpilepsy will provide the foundation for this. The Institute aims to strengthen the epilepsy research ecosystem by driving strategic investment and developing partnerships and collaborations between academia, the NHS, industry, funders and patient groups. Central to this will be a culture of advocating and actioning the research priorities of people affected by epilepsy.