Neuroscience is at the interface between biology and psychology. It is about the scientific study of nervous systems. It includes study of the nature and functioning of the nervous system at all levels, from the molecules that make up individual nerve cells and the transfer of information from one nerve cell to another, to the complexities of how behaviour, thoughts and emotions are produced. Neuroscientists are interested in many basic questions, including why do people and other animals behave, think and feel the way they do, how addictive drugs produce their effects, how brain cells develop, why they die or sometimes malfunction, and how they repair themselves when damaged.
Our vision is to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.
It is the mission of the South African Neuroscience Society to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.
FRIENDS OF SANS
University of Cape Town Cortex Club
Society of Neuroscientists of Africa
International Brain Research Organization
South African Society of Psychiatrists
Anatomical Society of Southern Africa
Physiology Society of Southern Africa
Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study
WHAT NEUROSCIENCE MEANS TO...
Dear SANS members, Please note that a nGAP lecturer position in psychiatric genetics is available at the University of Cape Town.
Dear SANS members, A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University.
Dear SANS members, Please note the attached advertisement for a postgraduate position at the University of the Western Cape.
SANS would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd UKZN Neuroscience Symposium which will be held on 5 July 2019 in the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, K-RITH Tower Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban. The theme will focus on “Effect of early life trauma on brain”. To be a Read more about Call for abstracts- UKZN Neuroscience Symposium[…]
Dear SANS members, Please take note of the advert for a human physiology lecturer at the University of the Free State.
Dear SANS members, The upcoming 47th CONFERENCE OF THE PHYSIOLOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA will take place between 18 -21 August 2019 at the ICC East-London. For registration and additional information, please use the following link : https://www.pssa2019.com/. The theme of the conference, “Recent advances in Physiological sciences: Synergism in health and disease” should provide Read more about 47th CONFERENCE OF THE PHYSIOLOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA[…]
Dear SANS members, The deadline to submit an abstract for the South African Society for Bioinformatics / South African Society for Human Genetics conference and young researchers’ symposium is fast approaching (12 April). The conference will be held over 3 – 6 August 2019 at Century City, Cape Town. We hope that many of you Read more about SASBi-SC/SASHG Young Researchers’ Symposium 2019[…]
Dear SANS members, If you are attending the SONA/NSN 2019 meeting, please take note of the message below from Professor Olopade: AN UPDATE ON SECURITY SITUATION IN NIGERIA: A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF NEUROSCIENTISTS OF AFRICA (SONA) Greetings dear colleagues. We are now about 10 days to the SONA conference which Read more about Security update for SONA/NSN 2019 attendees[…]
The Wits Cortex Club is hosting Prof Zoltán Molnár from the University of Oxford on Wednesday 20 March at 15h00 in the Adler Museum of Medicine, Wits Faculty of Health Sciences. He will present his research on the lowermost cell layer of the cerebral cortex and its relevance in psychiatric and cognitive disorders. Please see Read more about Zoltán Molnár @ Wits Cortex Club[…]
Please see the attached invitation to an excellent Visceral Mind school at Bangor University, Wales, 2-6 September 2019.