Howard Florey Institute

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The Ion Channels and Human Disease group, led by Dr Steven Petrou, has a keen interest in researching the fundamental basis of epilepsy.

This includes:

  • Identifying the genes involved in inherited forms of the disease and studying how they alter brain function to cause epilepsy or “Epileptogenesis”
  • Developmental biology and epilepsy
  • The genomic response of the brain in mouse models of human familial epilepsy
  • Identification of therapeutics opportunities to treat epilepsy.

Postal Address:
Dr Steven Petrou 
Howard Florey Institute
C/- University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010

Phone: 61 3 8344 1957
Fax: 61 3 9347 0446


For full details, visit the group website.