Neurodegenerative Research

Child health is a singular focus on the health and well-being of children everywhere, independent of geographic borders, race or status. The CiDrep SickKids Foundation is dedicated to  child health-focused activities, with a vision to connect researchers and healthcare professionals. The Foundation's research effort is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of all children across economic borders through collaboration in ground-breaking research, and by informing policy through the active use of collaboration and knowledge translation.

Focal Epilepsy Single-Cell Research 

Epilepsy is a severe and potentially life-threatening neurologic condition and is the most common brain disorder worldwide, affecting approximately 1.2% of the global population. Elucidating the genetic mechanisms by which injury sparks spontaneous seizures will help identify therapeutic targets, develop safe and effective treatments and further the understanding of epilepsy as a multi-faceted and heterogeneous pathological condition. The foundation's aim is to develop single-cell techniques and apply them to focal epilepsy research. Both understanding Somatic variation is a newly recognized genetic mechanism underlying a subset of focal epilepsies, and the pathologic process and neuronal damage caused between the initial insult and the eventual development of chronic epilepsy is of great scientific and clinical interest.

Epilepsy Associated Genes

CiDrep SickKids Foundation welcomes grants and other funding to support its research to embrace single-cell technologies and computational methods to accelerate translational medicine to decipher disease for diagnostics and therapies and improve child health.