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Professor Ley Sander

Ley Sander is Professor of Neurology, Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Consultant Neurologist at UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Medical Director at Epilepsy Society.

Dr Helena Martins

In her current role as a Bioinformatician Helena is applying computational and statistical methods to analyse complex genomics data in order to understand the genetic architecture of different types of epilepsies.

The Chalfont Centre MRI Team

Prinicipal Investigators

•    Prof JS Duncan MA DM FRCP FMedSci,
•    Prof MJ Koepp MD PhD FRCP,
•    Dr M Sidhu MD PhD MRCP,
•    Dr B Wandschneider MD PhD
•    Dr Gavin Winston PhD FRCP


•    Andrea Hill,
•    Peter Murkin


•    Xandra Harman
•    IT Support
•    Jon Steel

Research Nurse

•    Ndifreke Atang

MR Physicists and Image analysis

•    Sjoerd Vos PhD,
•    Slawek Kusmia PhD
•    Roman Rodionov PhD


•    Sarah Buck PhD,
•    Vejay Vakharia MS FRCS,
•    Kuo Li MD,
•    Lorenzo Caciagli MD,
•    Marian Galovic MD,
•    Ali Alim-Marvasti MA MRCP,
•    Baris Kanber PhD,
•    Shahrzad Shapoori PhD,
•    Lawrence Binding BSc,
•    Lukas Franka PhD,
•    Daichi Sone MD,
•    Fenglai Xiao MD
•    Debayan Dasgupta MD

UCL PhD in progress in 2020

Marian Galovic, Ali Alim-Marvasti, Lawrence Binding, Andre van Graan, Fernando Perez-Garcia.

UCL Masters students 2020

Maria Sablik, Arjun Ramaswamy, Sarah Slain, Carolina Ferreira Atuesta, Corey Ratcliffe, Sabahat Iqbal, Jose Leon de Rosas, Annabel Simpson, Meagan Tsaw, Zsofia Varga, Nina Weissman

Our research

Walk around our laboratory

subtitle: 360-degree experience

Take part in our immersive 360-degree experience which takes you on the journey of a genome through our wet laboratory. Our research team will explain what happens to a patient's genome at every stage through video and interactive elements.


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