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.
SANS is an non-profit organization (250 – 278 NPO) with a vision 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
SANS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
As part of our ‘Get to know your SANS EXCO webinar series’, we introduce the SANS Secretary, Dr Rachael Dangarembizi. Please join us on Wednesday 9 June at 3pm for her webinar ‘Neuroimmune responses to fungal infections of the brain’. Zoom ID: https://uct-za.zoom.us/j/97557666499 Abstract: Cryptococcal meningitis is a highly invasive and deadly fungal infection of Read more about Get to know Dr Dangarembizi[…]
Join experts from LMU Munich University and the University of Bordeaux for a two day interactive (free) brain anatomy workshop. Please note that this is a MOCK workshop, to test run for future such events. The workshop will focus on theories, clinical applications and hands-on neuroimaging methods, focusing on grey matter and white matter (using Read more about Brain Anatomy: theories, methods and clinical applications.[…]
15th SONA/4th GNS Hybrid Conference 2021, Accra, Ghana, 27-30 October 2021 Following discussions by the SONA Executive, Governing Council and the Local Organizing Committee, the 15th SONA/4th GNS Hybrid Conference 2021, Accra, Ghana initially planned for 25-28 April 2021 has now been rescheduled for 27-30 October 2021. The conference will feature distinguished Speakers, Workshops, IBRO Global Engagement Read more about SONA 2021[…]
Support Henry Cock in his quest to raise R4 million for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG-https://sadag.org/) by attempting to break a Guinness World Record by running the most consecutive half marathons in a row in 133 days. He will be running from coast to coast to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Read more about Mental health ‘aweh’ness[…]
SANS is launching the Get to know your SANS ExCo webinar series during Brain Awareness Week and our first speaker is Dr De Wet Wolmarans who will be presenting his research to us on the 17th of March 2021 at 13:00. Join us!
Wits Cortex Club and SANS welcome you to join a webinar on Thursday 11 March at 13h00 on the Associations between South African preschoolers’ routine physical activity, self-regulation and psychosocial well-being by Dr Caylee Cook. Please email [email protected] to register. Dr Caylee Cook is a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Read more about Dr Caylee Cook webinar 11 March[…]
It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Ms Cleopatra Kopaopa, who passed away after a short illness on 24 December 2020. Ms Kopaopa was the newly elected SANS executive committee member on the social media portfolio. Ms Kopaopa was a lecturer in Human Physiology, at the Read more about Cleopatra Kopaopa: Tribute to a life well lived[…]
Call for applications for a Masters studentship in the Neuroscience Institute at UCT for 2021. Click on this Advert for details. Email [email protected] for any additional questions.
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[…]