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...
There is a full-time contract position available as a research assistant in the MRC UNIT ON RISK AND RESILIENCE IN MENTAL DISORDERS, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY TYGERBERG CAMPUS Please see attached Job Description_Research assistant_July 2018
Connecting the Heart and Brain Symposium 13h00-16h30, Saturday 29 September 2018 Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town Heart and brain function are connected via complex mechanisms. This synchronised function has important clinical implications for diagnosis and treatment. The science behind this connection will be introduced and Read more about Connecting the Heart and Brain 29 Sept 2018[…]
Call for Symposia See link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XhRgjFkUODXc_MKNqWM3waa44IHDnat70fkzQS5hQSA/edit?usp=sharing Abstract Submission See link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PM8X5avDVg76qIL-GGDxHp0_kkMJipWgdRnp43KvJCE/edit?usp=sharing Payment details of International Guests See link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oi3gUbY_rgzg1cyN6Pdv4iBGQ5Ko46YJfvBApGVaNwM/edit?usp=sharing Registration Form See link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScM-5rkyhTGOjwUOi6RkGoKyJQ1vcVA6rObuq_yyjEymiYW5w/viewform For updates on SONA/NSN 2019, kindly visit http://sonafrica.info/
The University of the Free State has a vacancy in Medical Physiology. Please see attached
In honour of ‘National Science Month’, please join us for a series of interdisciplinary talks on the mammalian brain, from its structure, function and evolution 7-15 August 2018, Origins Centre Museum, University of the Witwatersrand. The symposium comprises cutting-edge research, not only in our species, but also in earlier hominins. It also includes talks on Read more about “RETHINKING” THE BRAIN AND ITS EVOLUTION[…]
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held this year at the CoBNeST conference in Stellenbosch where we will be discussing the direction of the Society and exciting upcoming endeavours. We would like all members to take part in these discussions so that the Society moves forward to incorporate and represent all neuroscientists of southern Read more about SANS AGM at CoBNeST[…]
Dr Stefan du Plessis is offering a course on High Performance Computing for Freesurfer and Neuroimaging. This 3 day course (26 – 28 November 2018) will be held at the Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town. Please find further information on the outcomes, requirements and cost in the flyer CHPC 2018 Read more about 3 Day Course: High Performance Computing for Freesufer and Neuroimaging[…]
Application deadline has been extended to 5 August. Please see the attached Letter of Invitation – IBRO-UCT African Advanced School on Neuroimmunology. The link to the IBRO website for application has been included.
We would like to draw your attention to the third IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO #isiCNI2019 7 – 28 January 2019, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa http://imbizo.africa/ Application deadline: 24th July 2018 Apply now The #isiCNI2019 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa. It will bring together international and local students under the Read more about IBRO-SIMONS COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE IMBIZO […]
Travel Awards for the First Conference of Biomedical and Natural Sciences and Therapeutics (CoBNeST)
Dear SANS members, The First Conference of Biomedical and Natural Sciences and Therapeutics (CoBNeST) will be held in Stellenbosch from 7 – 10 October 2018. We are pleased to invite registered SANS members to apply for travel awards to support attendance at this inaugural conference. The following Travel Awards are available: Two travel Read more about Travel Awards for the First Conference of Biomedical and Natural Sciences and Therapeutics (CoBNeST)[…]