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...
Dear SANS members, The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society will be held at Kobe Convention Center, Hyogo, Japan from July 29 to August 1, 2020. Applications for travel awards to support attendance by senior postdoctoral fellows and young principal investigators are now open. Please find further details at the application website: https://neuroscience2020.jnss.org/en/travel_award.html
Dear SANS members, The Chair of Research in Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in contemplative science. Please note that the application deadline for this exciting opportunity is 20 January 2020. Advert_Postdoc SCHOLARSHIP_2020
Dear SANS members, Applications are open for a postdoctoral position in bioinformatics in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University! The successful applicant will join the newly established SAMRC Extramural Unit on the Genomics of Brain Disorders, as well as the NRF/DSI South African Research Chairs Initiative in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Please note that the Read more about Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics[…]
Dear SANS members, The South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association will be hosting a conference in Cape Town in October 2020. Please save the date and we will let you know as soon as the call for abstracts is open!
Please see attached agenda for the AGM taking place on the 21stSeptember 2019, 17h45-18h45, Meeting Room 11, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
Our second invited speaker for the SANS symposium is Thijs Verhoog, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr Joseph Raimondo at the University of Cape Town. Thijs is an electrophysiologist and obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof Huibert Mansvelder at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He specialized in making electrical recordings from human Read more about Invited speaker at the SANS symposium: Thijs Verhoog[…]
Dr Dorit Hockman did her undergraduate and MSc at the University of Cape Town (UCT). For her PhD at the University of Cambridge she explored the evolution and development of vertebrate hypoxia-sensitive cells. In 2013, Dorit joined Trinity College (Oxford) to perform research into neural crest evolution. Dorit is now a lecturer at UCT, where Read more about Invited speaker at the SANS symposium: Dorit Hockman[…]
Dear SANS members, Our SANS symposium is only two weeks away! We have an exciting programme planned with speakers and posters that represent the depth and breadth of neuroscience. If your interests lie in behavioral neuroscience, biological psychiatry, cell biology, genetics, neuroimaging, pharmacology or physiology (or maybe all of the above ?) then we have Read more about Two weeks to go!!![…]
Dear SANS members, The annual SANS symposium is drawing closer and offers an exciting line up of speakers and poster presentations. For those of you who have not yet registered, it is not too late. The SANS symposium this year will be part of the Biological Psychiatry Congress to be held at Century City Conference Read more about SANS symposium and AGM[…]
Dear SANS members, Applications are open for a Professional Officer Post in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at UFS. Further details below!