Epilepsy is the most chronic neurological disorder affecting 40 million people worldwide. Approximately one third of people with epilepsy don’t respond to available anti-seizure therapy. The effective cure for epilepsy still represents an unmet need. The development of innovative therapies is the priority of contemporary epilepsy research
To achieve this goal, the professionals working in epilepsy research need to understand the molecular, structural, and functional mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of epilepsy and seizures combined with the understanding of the emerging technologies that can be used to study and treat epilepsy.
In response to this need, we have brought together a faculty of epilepsy specialists to develop an international course that will be delivered online. This 50-hour online course introduces the participants to the basic principles of epilepsies. The topics cover molecular, cellular, and network mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of epilepsies.
The course is highly didactic and composed of lectures and interactive sessions where attention is paid to the active involvement of participants and close interaction between students and tutors. The course is free of charge.
The faculty involves internationally recognized leaders in epilepsy research and clinical epileptology.
Undergraduate students and PhD candidates from 4EU+ member universities of various disciplines who are interested in epilepsy research (faculties: Medicine, Physics, Biology, Psychology and other)
Researchers from academia or industry seeking to upskill in the area of epilepsy research and therapy development