Professor Ingrid Eileen Scheffer

Professor Ingrid Eileen Scheffer

Ingrid Eileen Scheffer

Elected in 2014

Short citation at year of election

Professor Ingrid Scheffer has carried out seminal research at the boundaries of human molecular genetics, paediatrics and neurology to determine the genetic causes of epilepsy and related disorders. Her description of novel forms of epilepsy and identification of the genes underlying these disorders has allowed prevention in families, and led to significant advances in establishing a diagnosis, therapy, and in helping affected individuals and families minimise the severe handicap often associated with these diseases. Professor Scheffer has ensured that her research findings are translated into practical outcomes and are understood by the wider medical and lay communities.

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