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, Please see the information below about an exciting postdoctoral research opportunity to investigate the molecular basis of autism at the University of Cape Town!
Dear SANS members, Please find below communication from the SONA Secretary General. SONA Webinar We are pleased to organize our next webinar on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Title: Thrombo-Inflammation in hyperacute stroke in mice Speaker: Dr. Michael Bieber, Research Fellow, University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany Please sign up here https://forms.gle/UuN6ayqEBfkTzj6c6 to register for this webinar Publication in Special Issue Read more about SONA Webinar and Publication of Full Manuscripts of Abstract of SONA 2019 in IBRO Report Journal[…]
Dear SANS members, Please note that early bird registration and abstract submission for the FENS form closes on 18 February. To take a look at the programme for what promises to be an exciting and stimulating conference, please visit https://forum2020.fens.org/
Dear SANS members, Please take note of this opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in stem cell biology at Stellenbosch University.
Dear SANS members, The call for workshops and symposia for the 2021 International Society for Neurochemistry meeting is open. — The International Society of Neurochemistry Invite symposia / workshops to address the following topics for the ISN 2021 Kyoto Japan meeting Bioenergetics and metabolism Clinical studies, biomarkers and imaging Intracellular organelles and trafficking Stem cell Read more about Call for workshops and symposia at the ISN 2021 meeting in Kyoto[…]
Dear SANS members, Please see below the invitation to participate in a survey on cultural neuropsychology — Dear colleagues, We are part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) committee assembled at the 2019 International Neuropsychological Society (INS) to identify culturally important areas needing more research within the field of neuropsychology. As there are several aspects Read more about Survey to determine research needs in the field of Cultural Neuropsychology across the globe[…]
Dear SANS members, Applications for grants for PhDs and postdocs to attend the ISYNI’20 are open. Please note the closing date is 15 February!
Positions for postgraduate level students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical Physiology, Stellenbosch University
Positions for a Doctoral students in Neurogenetics are available at the Medical Physiology Department. This position is for a new sexual defeat basic neuroscience animal model. The positions will involve working at the animal unit conducting animal behavioural techniques and neurochemical analysis on brain tissue. You will also work closely with researchers from the Department Read more about Positions for postgraduate level students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical Physiology, Stellenbosch University[…]
Please save the date for this year’s SANS conference and AGM which will take place at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, on Friday 20 November 2020. Further details to follow. Looking forward to welcoming you all to Jozi and WITS!
Dear SANS members, Please note that applications are open for a postdoctoral fellowship in bioinformatics in the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. The deadline for applications is 15 February.