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...
The SANS Symposium which includes a special symposium on Psychiatric Genetics will be hosted this year by the Biological Psychiatry Congress Will be held on the 16th of September, 2017, Vergelegen Room, The Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Western Cape The SANS AGM will be held on the same day and venue as the symposium, 17h00-18h00, Read more about SANS Symposium & AGM 2017[…]
The third Brain Matters Seminar- Prof Mark Solms’ Neural Mechanisms of Dreaming– will be hosted at Wits School of Public Health on Friday 18 August at 1pm. Please see attached for more information.
There are four positions available at the Neurosciences Institute to candidates from any field related to neuroscience. Please see attached for more information.
We are proud to announce the first PSYCHIATRIC GENETICS SYMPOSIUM which will be held as part of the Southern African Neurosciences Society (SANS) Day at the Biological Psychiatry Congress. Further details: http://www.biopsychsa.co.za/index.php/1programme/psychiatric-genetics-symposium
We would like to draw your attention to the second IBRO SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO #isiCNI2018 7 – 28 January 2018, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa http://isicni.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk Application deadline: 15th August 2018 The #isiCNI2018 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the tutelage Read more about IBRO SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO 7-28 Jan 2018[…]
IBRO-UCT African Advanced School on Techniques in Neuroscience will take place 2-18 December 2017. Application deadline is 30 July 2017! Further details: http://ibro.info/events/applications-now-open-for-ibro-uct-african-advanced-school-on-techniques-in-neuroscience/
Progress in Neuroscience in Africa (PiNiA) A Special Issue of Metabolic Brain Disease (MEBR) Link to MEBR http://link.springer.com/journal/11011 IF 2015: 2.603 5 year IF: 2.525 We invite Neuroscientists across Africa for paper submissions for this upcoming special issue of MEBR which serves to highlight PiNiA Submissions will be accepted: until 4 August, 2017 Expected Read more about Metabolic Brain Disease: Progress in Neuroscience in Africa – Call closing 4 August 2017[…]
A two year, full-time, research fellowship is available in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology: Brain-body dialogues, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. Please see attached for more information.
PSSA travel grants are now open. These grants are strictly for fully paid student members that intend on presenting their work/data at this year’s conference. There are a number of available at R3000 each. Interested students may apply by filling in the attached travel grant from and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the travel Read more about PSSA 2017 Travel Grants[…]
Please see attached for more information. The travel grant application deadline is 10 June. Dr Joan Kaufman will be the international presenter at the SANS Symposium on 16 September 2017. Plenary: Child Abuse and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Disease Risk. Parallel: Promoting Resilience in Maltreated Children Dr Joseph Raimondo will be the local presenter. Plenary: Read more about International travel grants available for the SANS Symposium[…]