25 Sept 2015

Prof Ingrid Scheffer: Find out more on 30 Sep 2015

Professor Ingrid Scheffer is a physician-scientist whose work as a paediatric neurologist at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute has led the field of epilepsy genetics over 20 years, with Professor Samuel Berkovic and molecular geneticists. This resulted in identification of the first epilepsy gene and many genes subsequently. Professor Scheffer will be speaking at the forthcoming 30 Sept Translational Research symposium hosted by Central Clinical School. See detail below.

Professor Scheffer has described many novel epilepsy syndromes and genotype–phenotype correlation. She recently led the first reclassification of the epilepsies in two decades as Chair of the International League Against Epilepsy Commission for Classification. Her awards include American Epilepsy Society Clinical Research Award and L’OrĂ©al-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for the Asia-Pacific region. 

In 2014, she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and as inaugural Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Professor Scheffer was awarded the Order of Australia and, together with Professor Berkovic, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Professor Scheffer will be speaking at the Central Clinical School's Translational Research Symposium Wednesday, 30 September 2015.

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