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...
Poster presentations 1st prize: Morne Du Plessis Methylation quantitative trait loci associated with PTSD in a South African population 3rd prize: Aqeeda Roomaney Childhood trauma and genetic variation in the DAT 40-bp VNTR contribute to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Pre-recorded presentations 1st prize: Palesa Lombaard The effect of ibogaine on GluA1 in the dorsal and Read more about SANS Symposium 2020 Prize Winners[…]
We are pleased to welcome our newly elected Executive Committee members. We are grateful for their commitment and service to the Southern African Neuroscience Society. Chair: Dr Tanya Calvey, University of the Witwatersrand Secretary: Dr Rachael Dangarembizi, University of Cape Town Treasurer: Miss Kimberley Williams, University of Cape Town Co-Chair: Dr Lihle Qulu, Stellenbosch University Read more about SANS Executive Committee[…]
Dear SANS members, The Japan Neuroscience Society is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience. The Award was established with a fund donated to the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) by Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, a widow and long-term collaborator of late Dr. Joseph Altman. Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered neurogenesis Read more about 2021 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience[…]
Please see attached agenda for the AGM taking place tomorrow 20 November 13h15-14h30 during our virtual symposium https://saneurosoc.co.za/sans-2020-symposium/schedule/
The SANS 2020 symposium schedule is live! SANS 2020 Schedule The Zoom meeting details are on the same page. Looking forward to an exciting line-up of live oral, pre-recorded oral and poster presentations 08h00-18h00 tomorrow. Attendance is FREE for all registered SANS members. See you in the morning!
Abstract submissions are closed! We have received excellent submissions and look forward to showcasing the Society’s best researchers. If you have submitted your abstract, make sure your presenter registration is complete as soon as possible https://saneurosoc.co.za/membership-confirmation/?level=2 Only presenters pay registration fees, so if you would like to participate as an audience member, its Read more about Registration for SANS symposium 20 Nov[…]
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 10 November. Submit your abstracts for our first-ever online symposium that will take place on 20 November 2020! Keynote speakers: Profs Paul Manger (SA) and Hamed Ekhtiari (USA). Submit your abstracts for poster presentation, pre-recorded oral presentation and live oral presentation. The top three presenters from each Read more about Abstract submission deadline 10 Nov for SANS-20-11-20[…]
Prof. Paul Manger will address the SANS virtual symposium on 20 November https://saneurosoc.co.za/sans–2020-symposium/ Why study brains and behaviour of different mammals? The majority of neuroscience research is focussed on 3 species, rat, mouse and human. The general aim is to understand the basis of human neural function and dysfunction, and to develop therapeutics or interventions; Read more about SANS2020 Keynote Speaker Prof Paul Manger[…]
Prof Hamed Ekhtiari will address the SANS virtual symposium on 20 November https://saneurosoc.co.za/sans-2020-symposium/ How Neuroscience Could Reshape the Future of Addiction Treatment and Prevention Abstract In 2018, 269 million people around the world had used drugs, and over 35 million suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs). However, there is a serious limitation of available treatments Read more about SANS Keynote speaker- Prof Hamed Ekhtiari[…]