Our first major initiative was developing the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, now one of the world’s leading centres for theoretical neuroscience. To take advantage of the latest developments, we have created an additional research institute, the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, which will be the focus of our long-term research funding in the UK.
We have funded programmes in neuroscience for more than two decades and are now focusing our support on neural circuits and behaviour.
Our key focus areas are outlined below:
The projects in our experimental research portfolio share a common goal – to understand the anatomical and functional development and operation of neural circuits that underlie behaviour.
We strongly believe that it is essential to ground experimental neuroscience in a firm theoretical context. We support research and collaboration at three world-class centres for theoretical neuroscience across the globe.
Alongside our support of research activities, we have invested in a number of strategic programmes to develop the wider neuroscience sector. These range from funding symposia series to building the capacity of organisations representing neuroscience interests.