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Brain Center

The UMC Utrecht Brain Center represents all research and (international) educational activities of the UMC Utrecht Hersencentrum. Our mission is to perform high-level research in clinical and experimental neuroscience, whilst delivering an exceptional standard of care.

Research themes Research approaches Principal investigators


Chair Prof. dr. R.J. Pasterkamp

Jeroen Pasterkamp obtained his PhD degree at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam with Joost Verhaagen and Dick Swaab. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Department of Neuroscience of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA. In 2005, he joined the Department of Translational Neuroscience of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center, where he is currently appointed as a professor of translational neuroscience.

Read the interview with Jeroen Pasterkamp

News Brain Center 

PhD ceremony in sneakers - Gijsje Snijders

Overview news items

Research themes

Developmental disorders Epilepsy Neuromuscular disorders Neuro-oncology Psychotic disorders Stroke

Research approaches

Environmental risks From research to care Genetic risks Structure and connections Translational research


Research groups

Learn more about the research groups of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center

Education and career

Within the UMC Utrecht Brain Center education and carreer plays an important role.

Education and career

The center and its partners

We have a standing collaboration with both national and international partners. The UMC Utrecht Brain Center has standing agreements with affiliated principal investigators employed at departments of Utrecht University. Furthermore, with the international partners we participate in EU grant applications and we encourage exchanges at all levels from professor to master students.

Affiliated partners International partners

Brain Center magazine and Bulletin


UMC Utrecht Brain Center Magazine

Read more about various aspects of research and care in the field of neuroscience at the UMC Utrecht.


Brain Center Bulletin

Several times a year we publish the latest news about our research and educational activities in the UMC Utrecht Brain Center Bulletin. 

Contact information

UMC Utrecht Brain Center
Universiteitsweg 100
3584 CG Utrecht

+31 (0)88 7568034


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