Verhaagen Group

Wings for Life World Run

On May 7, the Wings for Life World Run took place in 23 countries. In the Netherlands, Breda was the scene for this unique run. The goal is to raise as much money as possible for the mission of the Wings for Life Foundation: cure paraplegia. In total € 6.8 million was collected.

The research by Joost Verhaagen is supported financially by the wings for life world run.

More information about the run and registration for next year can be done on


Verhaagen Group

This laboratory performs basic and translational research with the aim to advance the field of restorative neuroscience and neurology. We focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie degeneration, regeneration and plasticity of the central and peripheral nervous system. A significant portion of research is dedicated to the identification of novel genes and molecular pathways that affect the capacity of the nervous system to regenerate. Genomics, bioinformatics and high-throughput functional screening are key components of our research strategy and gene therapy based on advanced viral vector technology is applied to validate the therapeutic efficacy of molecular targets in clinically relevant animal models of neurodegeneration and repair. The ultimate goal of the Laboratory for Neuroregeneration is to develop novel therapeutic strategies to promote regeneration and plasticity of injured axons.

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