We would like to thank all who participated in our just-ended online SANS Symposium. A special thanks to all presenters for sharing their amazing neuroscience research findings with us.
A big thank you to our sponsor, Huawei, for the fantastic prizes! The 3rd prize in each category won the Huawei FreeBuds, 2nd prize in each category won the Huawei P40 lite and 1st prize won the magnificent Huawei P40!
The following are the winners for the different categories of presentations.
1st prize: Morne Du Plessis
Methylation quantitative trait loci associated with PTSD in a South African population
2nd prize: YSL Powerie
Probing mechanisms of action of the anti-psychotic Fluanxol® in cell culture and zebrafish
3rd prize: Aqeeda Roomaney
Childhood trauma and genetic variation in the DAT 40-bp VNTR contribute to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.
1st prize: Palesa Lombaard
The effect of ibogaine on GluA1 in the dorsal and ventral hippocampus of rats
2nd prize: Monique Postma
An investigation into the bio-behavioural effects of Sceletium tortuosum (Zembrin™) in a model of methamphetamine addiction in Sprague Dawley rats.
3rd prize: Christina Steyn
Investigating cell-type-specific gene expression dynamics of long non-coding RNAs in the maturing human brain
Live oral presentations
1st prize: Mayur Prag
Deciphering the regulatory code driving neural crest evolution and development
2nd prize: Nhanisi Ndlovu-
Fronto-temporal cortical atrophy in ‘nyaope’ combination heroin and cannabis use disorder
3rd prize: Arish Rakshasa
Can’t Feel My Face: A Systematic Review of Whole Animal Models of HIV- and Herpes Zoster-Induced Neuropathic Pain