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...
As part of our Brain Awareness Week initiatives, SANS would like to share these addiction education posters that can be put up at schools, doctors rooms or community centres. If you feel inspired to translate the posters into an African language and design more African specific illustrations, please contact email@example.com. There are fantastic prizes up Read more about BAW-Addiction Education Posters[…]
SANS would like to invite you to participate in the 1ST UKZN Neuroscience Symposium which will be held on 8 June 2018 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 neuroinflammation. Please email your abstract for oral or poster presentation Read more about 1ST UKZN Neuroscience Symposium[…]
Prof Oliver Turnbull from Bangor University, UK, will be giving a full-day neuroanatomy workshop at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study and the Hunterian Museum of Anatomy on 28 March 2018. Please see attached for more information.
A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic Neuropsychiatric Genetics research group. The proposed project involves identifying PTSD disease-associated variants by integrating available high-throughput RNAseq and GWAS data. Expression Read more about Postdoc fellowship-University of Stellenbosch[…]
SANS, in partnership with the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), has launched the Neuroscience Mentorship and Capacity Development Program which aims to build capacity in the field of mental health research in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Please take a look at the call for mentors for more information and get involved Read more about Call for Mentors in Mental Health Research[…]
Dissect the human brain for 5 days under the guidance of expert anatomists. See attached for further details.
20 places still available for this Saturday’s workshop! Early-Career Researchers Navigating Academe Welcoming all early-career researchers in the Biological Sciences and allied fields of research. Whether you are a postgraduate student, postdoctoral fellow or principal investigator, this workshop will offer you valuable insight into some of the more obfuscated aspects of academia. The aim of Read more about SANS & PSSA Workshop: Early-Career Researchers Navigating Academe[…]
First Conference of Biomedical and Natural Sciences and Therapeutics (CoBNeST 2018). SANS is excited to announce collaboration with several learned societies – CoBNeST, in which our SANS symposium and AGM will be held. Date: 7-10 October 2018 Place: Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa CoBNeST is an informal association between societies with shared interests Read more about Save the Date: 2018 SANS symposium within CoBNeST[…]
Prof Morten Kringelbach of Aarhus and Oxford Universities will present the 5th and final seminar of the Brain Matters series on Wednesday 6 December at 17h30 at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Please see attached invitation Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dr David Pitcher is a lecturer and neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology, University of York, UK, and will present his seminar ‘Can Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation be used to Treat Mental Illness?’ on Monday 4 December at 13h00 at the Adler Museum of Medicine, Wits Medical School. Please see attached invitation Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) Read more about Dr David Pitcher- TMS and mental illness 4 Dec 13h00[…]