Young Investigators Awards 2001
The Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Epilepsy Congress,
Buenos Aries, nominates two outstanding young scientists to receive the Young
Investigator Award. These awards are made possible through an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
Marina from Australia, together with colleagues from the Epilepsy
Research Institute of the University of Melbourne studied on large family
and 15 smaller families with childhood absence epilepsy probands.
The results were compatible with digenic inheritance of idiopathic generalised
Salek-Haddadi et al, from the Institute of Neurology at the National
Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, UK, reported on the
initial imaging findings with a new technique for the simultaneous and
continuous acquisition of function MRI data and EEC recording. This
new methodology makes it possible for the first time to exploit the full
capabilities of EEG and fMRI simultaneously.