Modelling Epileptic Encephalopathies Using Induced Stem Cells

Grant number: 1106027 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Genetics is poised to have a massive impact on how we diagnose and treat diseases. Precision medicine is a relatively new concept that has been put forward to encompass approaches to finding genetic and functional markers of a disease process so that better treatments that are specifically targeted to a specific patients pathology. Here we will explore the development of stem cells to create "disease in a dish" models for severe forms of epilepsy to be used for development of new therapies.