For the next 6 months the ERC welcomes Danique Vlaskamp, a PhD student from Holland, to the team. Danique will be learning from the ERC team and working on a SYNGAP1 project while she is with us. Add photo of Danique!
On Saturday May 27th, Prof Ingrid Scheffer and ERC collaborator Prof Steve Petrou teamed up with an inspiration group of families for the 'Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia' inaugural family conference. Ingrid and Steve shared insight into the 'alphabet soup' of genetic epilepsies, and the emerging pathways for precision medicine. They were joined by medical and allied health clinicians for a day of discussions and networking with the genetic epilepsy community. add team photo
ERC's Professor Ingrid Scheffer has been in the news this month with the release of the first scientific evidence that cannibidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabis compound, reduced seizures in children with Dravet Syndrome. Watch Ingrid talk about these exciting findings on ABC News, or read about it here. (add links). To read the original scientific paper click here. #dravet #cannabis #treatment #IngridScheffer