Cellular Circuits of Memory

Dr. Silvia Viana da Silva

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Scientific Positions

Jan. 2015 –May 2020

Post-doc at University of California, San Diego, USA under the supervision of Dr. Stefan Leutgeb

Jan. 2010 – Dec. 2014

PhD student at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (IINS) Bordeaux, France under the supervision of Dr. Christophe Mulle

Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2009

Curricular program at PhD Program Biomedicine and Experimental Biology at the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Sept. 2003 – Jul. 2008

Diploma in Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Scientific Appointments
April. 2024 - present

Member of Steering committee of CRC 384 consortium

Jan. 2022 - present

Member of Einstein Center for Neurosciences in Berlin

Jan. 2023 - present

Member of the ALBA network for the advancement on equity and inclusion in Neuroscience

Jan. 2023 – Dec. 2027

Associate PI of Memory Consolidation Research Consortium at Humboldt University of Berlin (SFB 1315) – funded by the DFG

Sept. 2020 – present

Member of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) in Berlin, Germany

July 2020 – present

Junior PI at NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence at Charité University of Berlin funded by the German Research foundation (DFG)

April 2013 – June 2016

Advisory Board of ENCODS meeting organizing committee




CRC 384 SFB consortium grant INCODE – consortium about inhibition diversity and the role of interneurons in memory representation


DFG – Einzelantrag Grant

Rewiring of GABAergic inhibitory cells recruited during spatial representation”.


2018 Innovative Research Grant from The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

Deconstructing the energy production rules for neuronal network oscillations and cognitive function

2012 – 2013           

Funding Grants for the creation and organizing the European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) from IBRO, Gatsby Foundation, Brain/Labex, University of Bordeaux, Federation of Neuroscience Bordeaux, Region Aquitaine

2008 ­– 2013

PhD Fellowship from the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portuguese (FCT) Ministry of Education

Other Contributions to Science

Selected Talks

Jun. 1st 2024

Life Sciences International Forum Series (2024), Capital University Beijing (China)

Dec. 6th 2023

4th iSCAN - Interdisciplinary Symposium on Spatial Cognition in Aging and Neurodegeneration. Magdeburg (Germany)

July 20th 2023

Gordon Conference Inhibition in the Central Nervous System, Les Diablerets, Vaud (Switzerland)

June 7th 2023

Gordon Conference Excitatory Synapses and Brain Function, Les Diablerets, Vaud (Switzerland)

Dec. 19th 2023

Memory Consolidation Seminar Series by SFB1315, Berlin (Germany)

Jul. 10th 2022

Symposium speaker at FENS FORUM 2022 Paris (France)

Organization of Scientific meetings


Scientific Organizer of Berlin Neuroscience Meeting Oct’24, Berlin


2024 FENS Forum Symposium chair (29th June 2022) “Mazed and confused: the neuronal basis for spatial impairments in Alzheimer’s disease”.


2022 FENS Forum Symposium co-organizer and speaker (10th July 2022) “Network dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease”.


Co-organizer of the DZNE Symposium: “Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease” held at the DZNE Bonn (8th July 2022).

May. 2015 – Sept 2017

Member of Y-Kavli planning committee (http://kibm.ucsd.edu/events/ykavli)

A young researcher’s group of the KAVLI Institute for Brain and Mind, at UCSD, with monthly seminars to promote discussion and collaborative work between graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

2015 – 2016

Scientific advisor of the 3rd ENCODS, Copenhagen, 29-1st of July 2016

2014 – 2015

Scientific advisor of the 2nd ENCODS, Lisbon, 23-26th of April 2015

2012 – 2013

Organizer of the 1st ENCODS (www.encods.eu) Bordeaux, 18-19th April of 2013

Launched together with Matthias Haberl the European Neuroscience; Conference by Doctoral Students (ENCODS) conference series which has now become an annual FENS supported PhD training.



Lecturer at MedNeuro master program Charité University of Medicine and BCCN master and PhD programs at Humbold University.

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