Rikke Steensbjerre Møller
I am head of department of epilepsy genetics and personalized medicine at the Danish Epilepsy Centre, and professor of epilepsy genetics at SDU. Our department receives samples from patients from all over Denmark, and abroad, for genetic testing. In addition, the clinic offers genetic counselling of patients and families with epilepsy or neurodevelopmental disorders and provides counselling on personalized treatment approaches to treating physicians. Our research is aiming to unravel the underlying mechanisms of genetic epilepsies, to understand correlations with clinical symptoms and to find new treatment options. Our main research areas of interest are: Gene discovery in neurodevelopmental disorders and epilepsy; electro-clinical characterization of genetic epilepsy syndromes; functional characterization of genetic defects to understand their pathomechanisms; genotype-phenotype-pharmacoresponse correlation studies; to improve existing or develop new personalized therapies for genetic epilepsies.