Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series (ENSS) 2019

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC) brings together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits generate perception, form memories, and guide behaviour. 

The postdocs of the SWC invite aspiring leaders in neuroscience to present their research to the SWC community in London as part of our Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series (ENSS). 

We welcome applications from postdoctoral researchers around the world. Candidates should have a minimum of two years postdoctoral experience and should not have secured a faculty or group leader position at the time of application.

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered. Presentations will take place on Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Nov. 21, and Dec. 12 2019.


To apply to the SWC Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series, please fill in the Application Form and save your file as  "Surname_ENSS_Application” in pdf format and send it to swc-postdoc@ucl.ac.uk by  May 31 2019 with the subject “ENSS Application”.

If you have any enquiries please contact us at swc-postdoc@ucl.ac.uk with the subject “Enquiry”.

Applicants will be chosen based on their science and their ideas; please focus on these rather than your publication record.

Application deadline is May 31 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by July 31 2019.

Previous Winners

The winners of the inaugural Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series (ENSS) 2018 were: 

  • Dr. Graziana Gatto, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Goulding Lab. “Dissecting the spinal circuits for sensorimotor transformation”
  • Dr. Sabine Krabbe, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Lüthi Lab. “Adaptive disinhibitory gating by VIP interneurons permits associative learning”
  • Dr. Yoav Livneh, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Andermann/Lowell Labs. “Insular cortex selective processing of need-relevant cues via distinct hypothalamic circuits”
  • Dr. Alon Rubin, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ziv Lab. “Revealing neural correlates of behavior without behavioral measurements”