Who we work with

By working together the Centre aims to accelerate understanding, prevention and treatment of epilepsy.

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

The Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS) is a “centre without walls” whose 50 Principal Investigators undertake research in major neurological disorders

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Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) is an interdisciplinary research centre within the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine’s Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.  CDBS, along with other university-wide, often philanthropically funded, themed research centres, make up Edinburgh Neuroscience: the vibrant interdisciplinary research structure that facilitates interaction and collaboration between researchers across groups, centres, schools and colleges.

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences explores fundamental physiological mechanisms and pathways, from single genes to complex behaviour. 

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Developmental Neurosciences, University College London

The primary focus of the Developmental Neuroscience Programme is to minimise the impact of disorders affecting the developing central and peripheral nervous system by; studying the mechanisms of injury and repair, improving diagnosis and providing prognosis, evaluating therapeutic strategies and optimising functional outcome.

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Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is one of the UK’s leading epilepsy organisations and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.  As a member-led association, Epilepsy Action are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.

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Epilepsy Scotland

In Scotland 54,000 people live with epilepsy. Epilepsy Scotland want to make sure that the needs of people with epilepsy are met. They campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.

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Epilepsy Research Institute 

The Epilepsy Research Institute will serve as the central hub for the epilepsy research community. Their 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 will aim to strengthen the epilepsy research ecosystem by driving strategic investment and developing partnerships and collaborations between academia, the NHS, industry, funders, patient groups and people affected by epilepsy.  Central to this will be a culture of advocating and actioning the research priorities of people affected by epilepsy.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is one of the world’s leading children's hospitals.

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Institute of Genetics and Cancer

The Institute of Genetics and Cancer is tackling one of the greatest biomedical challenges, determining how mutations – constitutional and acquired - drive the molecular and cellular dysfunction that result in disease. Defining the molecular mechanisms of genetic disease and cancer, and the flow of information from DNA through to the production and regulation of RNAs and proteins is critical to deliver pathways targetable by future therapies.

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Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory

The Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory was established at the University of Edinburgh / Centre for Reproductive Health by PiggyBankKids (now Theirworld) in 2004. The laboratory is home to a team of scientists and clinicians working with a unified focus and commitment to solving unanswered questions in perinatal medicine..

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Norwegian Institute of Public Health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is working to improve the health, quality of life and legal protection of the population. National and international research and health surveillance gives valuable insight into factors that affect and improve public health.

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Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities

The mission of the Patrick Wild Centre is to understand the neurological basis of, and to test new therapies for, autism, Fragile X Syndrome and intellectual disabilities by fostering collaborations between world-class basic science and clinical research at The University of Edinburgh.

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Royal Hospital for Children and Young People Edinburgh

The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People has been caring for children and young people in the Lothians and beyond for over 150 years. Part of NHS Lothian’s University Hospitals Division, ‘the Sick Kids’, as it is fondly known, provides a comprehensive range of dedicated children's services, including its own accident and emergency department.

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RS Macdonald Trust

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust is a Scottish grant-making trust with a focus on the following areas; neurological conditions, visual impairments, child welfare and animal welfare.

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Salvesen Mindroom Centre

Salvesend Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish charity committed to raising awareness of all types of learning difficulties, and to providing practical advice, essential information and tailored support to everyone who needs it. It has a sister reseach centre, the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, at the University of Edinburgh.

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School of Informatics

The School of Informatics remains among the top Computer Science and Informatics research institutions in the UK, according to 2021 Research Excellence Framework results. Their research was recognised as world-leading for research impact and environment. Times Higher Education named it the top Computer Science and Informatics department in terms of quality and breadth of their research.

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Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain

SIDB is a 'virtual' research centre based at the University of Edinburgh, bringing together around 40 principal investigators across 6 research sites. It was founded in 2017, following a generous donation from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).

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Usher Institute

The Usher Institute is a key applied and translational arm of the Edinburgh Medical School, within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh; offering significant expertise in health services research, health informatics, data science and social science.

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Young Epilepsy

Young Epilepsy works on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions. Their aim is to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfill their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life.

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