John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair

School of Clinical Medicine


Brain damage can occur at any stage of life and for many reasons. The effects are not only devastating for the individuals concerned and for their families, but place enormous demands on health care services and society. Counteracting the effects of damage to the brain or spinal cord represents one of the major current challenges to medical science. Success at repairing the damaged brain will require the harnessing of information gathered from a wide range of disciplines.

The John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair (BRC) is part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. The ultimate aim of work in the Centre is to understand, and eventually to alleviate and repair damage to the brain and spinal cord which results from injury or neurodegenerative disease.



Applications are invited for:

The van Geest Professorship of neuroscience

Following receipt of benefactions from the John and Lucille van Geest Foundation, the University of Cambridge intends to appoint a Professor of Neuroscience based in the University Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the School of Clinical Medicine. The aim is to build on existing research strengths in the Department. Priority may be given to candidates whose work relates to the general area of plasticity, regeneration and brain repair; but other fields of interest in neuroscience will also be considered.

Further details can be found here

2015 Spring School

Details of our 2015 Spring School on

Inflammation and its role in degeneration and regeneration

The programme can be found here. A registration (booking) form is here