15th January 2016

About SANS

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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

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)