The effective dissemination of research findings is essential if we are to share learnings and outcomes that will influence other researchers work or influence policy and practice.

Every year the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) host an Annual Scientific Meeting to bring together researchers, doctors, health professionals and scientists working in the field of epilepsy to facilitate this exchange of information.

Epilepsy Research UK plays an active part in the conference and runs the Neurobiology of Epilepsy session each year, in which we hear from five short-listed early career researchers who compete for the Céline Newman Basic Science Award. This award is generously sponsored by the Newman Family in memory of their daughter.

PhD student Paula Rocktaeschel was the recipient of last year’s Céline Newman Basic Science Award. Based at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, Paula won the award with her presentation of glucose-dependence of neural differentiation in a stem cell model of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

A worthy winner and we look forward to more presentations at the ILAE 2021 conference next month.

You can find out more about the ILAE and how Epilepsy Research UK is involved with the organisation here.