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...
An overview of the 2019 IBRO World Congress is now available. Please remember to apply for travel grants before the deadline!
Hi all, The International Brain Research Organisation World Congress will be held in Daegu, South Korea this year from 21 – 25 September. The IBRO World Congresses take place every 4 years and brings together thousands of neuroscientists to promote neuroscience research and awareness. Travel grant applications are now open https://ibro.org/ibro-world-congress-travel-grants/. The application deadline is 8 Read more about IBRO 2019[…]
The International Brain Research Organisation regularly sponsors neuroscience schools and travel grants. Please use this link to search for active and upcoming applications http://ibro.org/open-grants
Hi all, The 2019 SANS symposium will be part of the Biological Psychiatry Congress. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Please save the date!
Happy 2019 SANS members! The Iwaniuk lab at the University of Lethbridge is currently seeking applications from students interested in pursuing a MSc or PhD in evolutionary neurobiology. See attached file for more information.
Applications are now open for an IBRO-ARC Basic School to be held in Lagos, Nigeria between the 20th and 24th of March 2019. The school will include lectures and practical sessions. Selected participants will also have the opportunity to attend the 14th SONA conference. Postgraduate students, junior researchers and residents are eligible to apply. Successful Read more about IBRO-ARC Basic School: Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pain[…]
Applications are now open for the 2nd IBRO-ARC workshop to be held from 7 – 11 April 2019 in Alexandria Egypt. PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty are eligible to apply. The workshop will include lectures, discussions and practical skills relating to the role of redox imbalance in neuropathological conditions. Successful applicants will receive Read more about IBRO-ARC Workshop: Oxidative Stress Implication in Neurological Disorders[…]
Applications are now open for travel grants to attend the IBRO World Congress in Daegu, South Korea. Travel awards of up to €2000 will be offered to high-quality neuroscientists representing diverse scientific and geographic areas. Please note that travel awards are contingent on abstract acceptance (abstract submission will be open between 14 January and 14 Read more about IBRO World Congress Travel Grants[…]
Applications for the IBRO 2019 Young Investigator Training Program are open. Successful applicants will be allowed to visit Korean neuroscience laboratories for 5 days before the IBRO 2019 congress. Graduate and junior postdoctoral fellows who have submitted an abstract for the IBRO congress are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will receive a roundtrip airfare to Read more about IBRO 2019 Young Investigator Training Program[…]
Applications are open for the IBRO Africa Regional Committee Bursaries for 2019. These bursaries provide up to €4000 for young African researchers who have graduate with a PhD or equivalent degree to visit a host institution either within Africa or abroad. The application deadline is 20 February 2019. For more information please check: https://ibro.org/ibro-arc-bursaries-2019/