Advancing knowledge in experimental and theoretical neuroscience, and supporting related activities

Centres of Excellence

Circuits and Behaviour

Theoretical Neuroscience

World-Class Basic Research

Multidisciplinary Consortia

Strategic Partnerships

Featured Projects

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

We are partnering with the Wellcome Trust to establish this new research centre, where scientists will use state-of-the-art techniques to investigate how circuits in the brain process information to create neural representations and guide behaviour.

Conference Series: The Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits

We are supporting the biennial conference on “Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits” in Ascona, Switzerland. Support from Gatsby will ensure the Ascona Meetings remain a leading forum on neuronal circuit research into the future.


The public lack an online source of authoritative information about the progress and promise of brain research. To address this, we are partnering with the Kavli Foundation to support the Society for Neuroscience to create and maintain

Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit

We established this unit in 1998 at University College London (UCL) to provide a unique opportunity for a critical mass of theoreticians to interact closely with each other and with UCL’s other world-class research groups in neuroscience and related areas.

  • A Global Programme

    Project Maps

    We support beneficiaries across the world.  A key part of our work is building and enabling relationships between laboratories across different institutes and, sometimes, different countries.  This allows them to work together on specific topics with common goals that can only be achieved by sharing skills, experience and resources. Click the title above for maps of our projects.