Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre

The Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre is a “centre without walls” and a hub for multidisciplinary collaboration across the University of Edinburgh.


Centre members include people with expertise in brain cell development, synaptic function, genetics, protein biochemistry, cell biology, brain imaging, clinical trials, neuropsychology, epidemiology, public health, informatics, and medical sociology.


As well as working with colleagues in Edinburgh we also collaborate with scientists around the world. By working together, we aim to progress the understanding of epilepsy, from communication between individual brain cells to the development of prevention strategies and new treatments.


The Centre’s motto is “No epilepsy, better epilepsy”.

In addition to innovative research into epilepsy, the Centre provides training opportunities for the next generation of researchers.


Registered Charity No. SC005336