Ingrid Scheffer – Epilepsy

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Biological Sciences – The Body

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia)

Biological Sciences – Form and Function, Diversity and Evolution

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

Video length: 2.04m

Meet Ingrid Scheffer. She helped discover the first known gene for epilepsy. Her work has improved diagnosis and treatments for epilepsy sufferers around the world. Her mother was a nurse but she was afraid of the sight of blood! Eventually she found science where she loves trying to help patients.

Part of The Australian Academy of Science’s Brain Box series of content – 3 minute videos introducing a variety of people working in a range of Science background jobs.

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