The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne

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Epilepsy research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne, covers a wide range of basic science and clinical disciplines:

  • Neuropharmacology: Utilising basic studies with animal models of epilepsy (GAERS, electrical kinding, kainic acid, post-traumatic, post-stroke), as well as human clinical trials of new and established anti-epileptic medications.
  • Neuroimaging: Human and animal studies of MRI, PET and SPECT.
  • Medical genetics: Pharmacogenetics, epilepsy susceptibility genes.
  • Electrophysiology: EEG source localisation and spectral analysis of ictal and interictal epileptiform discharges in different types of epilepsy syndromes.
  • Clinical outcome and quality of life studies: Outcome of medical and surgical treatment for epilepsy. Outcome following new onset seizures and epilepsy.

Postal Address:
A/Professor Terence O'Brien
Department of Medicine (RMH/WH)
The University of Melbourne
Clinical Sciences Building 
Royal Para
Royal Melbourne Hospital
VIC 3050

Phone: 61 3 8344 3260
Fax: 61 3 9347 1863


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