Award Name : LOreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Medical
Location : Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ingrid Scheffer is an Australian paediatric neurologist and senior research fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She has made several major advances in the field of epilepsy research. Scheffer is credited with finding the first gene implicated in epilepsy. She has also described and classified novel epileptic syndromes such as Epilepsy limited to Females with Mental Retardation.She won L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate in 2012 for identifying genes involved in some forms of epilepsy.