Welcome to the EpimiRNA Website!
The European collaborative project EpimiRNA aims to understand molecular mechanisms, diagnostics and develop novel therapeutics for epilepsy.
The project emerged from recent scientific breakthroughs that identified a new family of molecules that affect brain cell structure and function called microRNAs. The EpimiRNA project will focus on identifying microRNAs changes in the brain during epilepsy development and how this affects the disease. The project will explore the potential of targeting microRNAs using designer drug-like molecules. We will also determine whether variation in the genetic code for these molecules is present in patients with epilepsy. Finally, we will look for changes in blood levels of microRNAs as potential biomarkers of epilepsy.
On these pages EpimiRNA presents the project consortium and its scientific objectives and work plan. You may also find information on EpimiRNA meetings and publications, as well as the latest news about EpimiRNA.
EpimiRNA - MicroRNAs in the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of epilepsy under an epileptogenic insult
- Collaborative Project: 7th Framework Programme
- Coordinator: Prof. David Henshall, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Project start: September 1, 2013
- Funding period: 5 years