15th January 2016

About SANS

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SANS VISION

Our vision is to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.

SANS MISSION

It is the Mission of the Southern African Neuroscience Society to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within South Africa and Africa.

SANS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee members:

SANS ORGINS

The Southern African Neuroscience Group was founded by:

  • Frans Taljaard  (Chemical Pathologist, University of Stellenbosch)
  • Viv Russell (Neurochemist, University of Stellenbosch)
  • Quinton Oswald (Bristol-Myers Squibb, sponsor)
  • James Temlett (Neurologist, University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Wessel Wessels (Psychiatrist, University of Natal)

Co-opted members:

  • Ben Potgieter (Chair of SA Pharmacology society)
  • Abraham Aucamp (Secretary of SA Pharmacology Society)
  • Ben Allmann (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

This group of neuroscientists contributed significantly to the growth of neuroscience in our country to such an extent that it became a society with a membership in excess of 100. Later SANS became affiliated to SONA (The Society for Neuroscientists of Africa), and a member of IBRO (The International Brain Research Organisation).

SANS CHAIRs

  • Prof JJF Taljaard (1988 – 1994)
  • Prof R Emsley (1995 – 1996)
  • Prof VA Russell (1997 – 1998)
  • Prof S Daya (1999 – 2000)
  • Prof WM Daniels (2001- 2010)
  • Prof LA Kellaway (2010 – 2014)
  • Assoc. Prof FM Howells (2014 – 2020)
  • Dr Tanya Calvey (2020 – current)