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Platelet Biology Group



After completing his MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (which also included a whole year studying at the University of Bristol, UK) in 1997, Dr Ghevaert started his career training in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000. He went on to specialize in Haematology (completing his training in 2005). His intention was always to have an academic career and he therefore started a PhD at the University of Cambridge with Dr Lorna Williamson developing a recombinant antibody to treat babies affected by a bleeding disorder due to maternal antibodies against the baby's blood platelet. He completed his PhD in 2008 and moved on as a post-doctoral clinical fellow to Prof Steve Watson laboratory at the University of Birmingham where he obtained a personal Intermediate Clinical Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation. This programme of research allowed him to further his knowledge of platelet and megakaryocyte biology. In 2010 he obtained a tenure post as Senior Lecturer in Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Haematology at the University of Cambridge where he now runs a research group with a special interest in two main fields of research: 1. production in vitro of blood cells for transfusion in humans using pluripotent stem cells technologies and 2. in vitro modelling of inherited platelet disorders. His research is supported by various funding bodies including NHS Blood and Transplant, the British Heart Foundation, National Institute for Health and Research.

The personal assistant to Dr Ghevaert is Mrs Amanda Niven:

Tel: +44 (0)1223 588031
Fax: +44 (0)1223 588155


  • Haematology
  • Platelet biology
  • In vitro production of blood cells
  • Inherited platelet disorders
Senior Lecturer of Transfusion Medicine
Honorary Consultant of Haematology, NHSBT
Dr Cedric  Ghevaert

Contact Details

Department of Haematology
University of Cambridge
NHS Blood and Transplant Centre
Long Road
+44 (0)1223 588082
Not available for consultancy