Silvia Vicenzi

PhD Candidate
University of Tasmania

Hobart, TAS

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a highly motivated and dynamic neuroscience PhD student who managed to fit together my love for science and travelling. I graduated from a Bachelor of Biomolecular Science and Technology in Italy and a Master of Molecular Medicine in Sweden. I started my research career with an internship at the Queen Mary University in London back in 2013 and I have completed Undergraduate and Master Projects in Trento (Italy) and Uppsala (Sweden), respectively. I have always been fascinated by the complexity and precision by which the brain wires itself and I retain a genuine interest in understanding how neuronal circuits govern behaviour. Therefore, in May 2017 I moved to the other side of the world (Hobart - TAS) to commence a PhD in the pursuit of understanding how serotonin influences the wiring of the brain.

I have always been enthusiastic about my ambitions and I have been engaging with the Italian, Swedish and Australian community by creating an expat association in my hometown, organising events such as Tedx in Uppsala, and being part of Young Tassie Scientists in Hobart.