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...
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 14 July, 2017 Expected publication Read more about Metabolic Brain Disease: Progress in Neuroscience in Africa – Call for Papers[…]
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Pretoria
A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology: Brain-body dialogues at the University of Pretoria. Please see the attached for more information.
The call for the IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships is open until 12 May. http://ibro.info/events/applications-open-for-ibroibe-unesco-science-of-learning-fellowships-2/
The first seminar in the Brain Matters Series will be on the History of Neuroscience in southern Africa by Prof Vivienne Russell from the University of Cape Town. This seminar will take place on Thursday 20 April at the Wits School of Public Health. Please see attached invite She will also facilitate a Q&A session Read more about THE HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA-Brain Matters Seminar by Prof Viv Russell 20 April[…]
The UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health seeks to appoint a Research Assistant, and invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for immediate appointment for this full-time, 6 month contract position. Research activities will include – but not be limited to: The Contingency Management study. In this study we evaluate the effectiveness of an 8 Read more about Research Assistant-UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health[…]
The Brain Matters Seminar Series is a joint initiative between the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS), the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development (CoE) at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Southern African Neuroscience Society and the Wits Cortex Club. This joint initiative is a multidisciplinary seminar series that explores the past, present Read more about LAUNCH REPORT Brain Matters Seminar Series and the Wits Cortex Club[…]
The 13th international meeting of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa will be held in Entebbe, Uganda from 11 to 14 June 2017. Travel grant applications are now open. Please log onto sona2017.org to register for the conference and apply accordingly.
The University of Pretoria is hosting the 45th Conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa from 27 to 31 August 2017. http://pssaconference2017.co.za/ If you would like to apply for PSSA membership in order to be eligible for conference registration discounts and travel awards for students, the deadline for application is Friday 31 March 2017. Send Read more about PSSA Conference 2017[…]
This week (13-19 March 2017) is Brain Awareness Week! This awesome initiative is an international celebration of the brain, organised by the DANA foundation, that aims to increase knowledge about the brain as well as the value of neuroscience research. As part of SANS’ mission to foster interest in the brain and provide a means Read more about Happy Brain Awareness Week![…]
SANS members can now RSVP for the gala dinner at a reduced price of R250 per person. Contact the conference organizer (email@example.com) in order to do so. The annual SANS Symposium and AGM will be held on the 16th September 2017. This year the symposium will be hosted by the Biological Psychiatry Congress at the Lord Charles Read more about GALA DINNER-SANS 2017 Symposium[…]