Jakob Christensen says: “Epilepsy is a common brain disease that can affect children, young people and the elderly. The disease has a great impact on the people affected by it and their families, and epilepsy is associated with a high morbidity and a high mortality rate. This study will try to find the causes of epilepsy in different age groups – and look at how environmental and genetic causes play together. The study uses data from Danish registers and Danish biobanks and is expected to be able to provide completely unique results that can only be produced using Danish data and the results are expected to receive great international attention.”
Jakob Christensen is Consultant in Neurology at the Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, and associate professor at Department of Neurology, Aarhus University.