WHAT IS SANS?
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.
SANS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Chairperson – Dr Tanya Calvey (University of the Witwatersrand)
- Co-chairperson – Dr Lihle Qulu (Stellenbosch University)
- Secretary – Dr Rachael Dangarembizi (University of Cape Town).
- Treasurer – Miss Kim Williams (University of Cape Town)
Executive Committee members:
- Dr Jacqueline Womerseley (Stellenbosch University)
- Prof Brian Harvey (North-West University)
- Dr DeWet Wolmarans (North-West University)
- Dr Dorit Hockman (University of Cape Town)
- Dr Antonio Lentoor (Sefako Mogkatho University)
- Dr Sahba Besharati (University of the Witwatersrand)
- Dr Simo Zulu (University of Cape Town)
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)
- 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).
- 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)