Doctor Sarah Jarvis

Senior Analyst


  • Computational modeling of biological networks
  • Scientific programming and computational methods
  • The influence of network structure on population dynamics and activity
  • Control and modulation of network activity
  • Science communication and public outreach


  • Marie Curie IEF Fellow (2014-2016)
  • Postdoctoral associate, Neural Coding Group, Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College, UK (2013-2016)


  • 2013: Doctor of Philosophy (Computational Neuroscience), University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2007: Bachelor of Engineering / Masters of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia


  • 2014: Marie Curie IEF Fellowship
  • 2012: Best Student Poster Prize, CNS 2012, Atlanta Decatur, USA.
  • 2011: Top Student Poster Prize, CNS 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010: Awarded scholarship for the ‘Methods in Computational Neuroscience’, a 4-week summer school at Marine Biological Laboratories at Woods Holes, MA, USA. Awarded by Marine Biological Laboratories.
  • 2010: Travel grant from INCF to attend ‘Methods in Computational Neuroscience’ course

Public outreach and scientific communication awards

  • 2015: Selected participant for STEAM Hack, Science Museum London
  • 2013: Invited to give lecture on optogenetics for Exscitec, Imperial College
  • 2013: Speaker, Pint of Science, London
  • 2013: Finalist for “I’m A Neuroscientist, Get Me Out of Here” (Brain Waves/Festival of the Brain), Barbican Centre, London
  • 2011: Invited panellist for session, World Congress of Science and Factual Producers, Paris
  • 2011: Finalist in national ScienceSlam, Berlin
  • 2011: National Finalist, Famelab, Germany

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • Optima TB
    Identifying cost-effective interventions to achieve the greatest health impact against tuberculosis.

Publications (4)

2016 (1)

2015 (1)

2011 (1)

2010 (1)