THE HISTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA-Brain Matters Seminar by Prof Viv Russell 20 April

The first seminar in the Brain Matters Series will be on the History of Neuroscience in southern Africa by  Prof Vivienne Russell from the University of Cape Town. This seminar will take place on Thursday 20 April at the Wits School of Public Health.

Please see attached invite

She will also facilitate a Q&A session on Friday 21 April on ‘How to Build a Career in the Neurosciences’ at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study: 1 Tolip street, Westdene at 10am.

Looking forward to seeing our SANS members at both events!


The Brain Matters Seminars are a joint initiative of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (of the University of Johannesburg and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), the Southern African Neuroscience Society (SANS) and the Wits Cortex Club.

This is an interdisciplinary seminar series that explores the past, present and future of neuroscience in southern Africa, with the aim of building a network of researchers that are dedicated to advancing the field in this region.

There will be five seminars held in April, May, August, October and December 2017. These seminars will have a multidisciplinary neuroscience focus and will cover topics that are both locally relevant and internationally significant.