India, May 28 -- The grant supports the project "Reprogramming of reactive glia into fast-spiking interneurons in a mouse model of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"

Dr Nicolas Marichal, Research Associate at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, has received an Emerging Leader Fellowship award to explore novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. This award is part of the Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) 2024 research award and their £2m research investment.

In this project, Dr Marichal and co-investigator Professor Benedikt Berninger will investigate the possibility of regenerating inhibitory neurons from other, non-neuronal cells to reduce seizure activity in temporal lobe epilepsy, one of the most com...