University of Cambridge University of Cambridge BNA Local Group
Dervila Glynn

BNA Local Group Rep (LGR): Dervila Glynn
BNA LGR email:

Ailie McWhinnie

BNA Local Group Student Rep (LGSR): Ailie McWhinnie
BNA LGSR email:


The major goal of Cambridge Neuroscience is to promote Cambridge as a leading international centre for neuroscience research; to advance our fundamental understanding of brain function; and to improve the lives of patients with brain disorders through the application and translation of knowledge to enhance health and quality of life.

Cambridge Neuroscience is an overarching, cross-School initiative concerned with research into the central nervous system. Our community includes 680 members, of which 284 are Principal Investigators. Membership spans all six Schools of the University, over 65 Departments, University Institutes (e.g. Gurdon, Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, Centre for Brain Repair and the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute) and affiliated institutes, such as MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB), the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Babraham and Sanger Institutes.

Cambridge Neuroscience research can be conceptualised into five major research domains: Developmental; Molecular and Cellular; Systems & Computational; Behavioural and Cognitive; and Clinical and Veterinary. Overlap and interaction occur between domains reflecting the diversity and multidisciplinary nature of neuroscience research here in Cambridge.

For more information and for details of joining the email list and Cambridge Neuroscience community, please see