An International Collaboration in Brain Sciences

An International Collaboration in Brain Sciences

Between

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC), UCL, London.

and

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

SUPPORTING NEW RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

Vision

The overarching goal of this collaboration is to strengthen the ties between academic institutions in Israel and the UK through research. We will set a platform to encourage exchange and promote collaborations between research groups at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, ELSC (Hebrew University) and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC), UCL, London. The collaboration will be made possible through local competitive seed grants and through mutual meetings. ELSC and SWC are two relatively new world-renowned research centers, each combining theory and experiments for understanding brain function from the genetic, cellular, system and whole brain levels.

The funding sought will help bring together scientists from both institutions through support of an annual colloquium, alternating between Jerusalem and London. The funding will also help support student exchange between the institutions and countries thereby strengthening the ties between the countries through academia.

ELSC and SWC researchers will initiate projects that are high-risk high-gain; projects that are normally not funded by governmental agencies. Specifically, we seek to support research that will develop a theoretical understanding of a biological problem in Neuroscience. We already have a number of successful past collaborations between members of both institutions.

Profs. Israel Nelken & Adi Mizrahi

Directors

Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Prof. Thomas Mrsic-Flogel

Director

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UK