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Sad news in the world of spinal cord injury as renowned Professor passes away

GeoffThe trustees of SPIRIT are very sad to learn that Prof Geoffrey Raisman has passed away.

Geoff had been poorly for sometime and passed away peacefully.

Geoff was chair of neural regeneration at University College London (UCL).

He was of course known for his tireless research work to find a way of regenerating the injured spinal cord. He was the lead researcher supporting Darek Fidyka, the Polish man who was stabbed and who was the subject of the Panorama programme “To Walk Again” in October 2014.

Geoff was a brilliant scientist who contributed enormously to the neurosciences. He was also a kind and caring human being and he contributed to more than one past SPIRIT Conferences. He will be missed by many.

SPIRIT sends our condolences to his family at this sad time.

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