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Sir Aaron Klug passes away
Sir Aaron Klug was born in Lithuania and educated in South Africa. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contribution to Crystallographic electron microscopy.
Cryo Electron Microscopy scoops Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, win the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
RISE Microscopy has arrived!
RISE Microscopy is a novel correlative microscopy technique that combines SEM and confocal Raman Imaging. Through RISE Microscopy ultra-structural surface properties can be linked to molecular compound information.

The Aaron Klug Centre for Imaging and Analysis

The Electron Microscope Unit (EMU), provides a central microscopy service to all departments of the University of Cape Town, as well as to other universities, research institutions and private companies. Staff at the Unit are able to advise users on many aspects of electron microscopy, light microscopy and digital imaging and can take on joint research. The Unit offers a versatile, high quality range of instruments and techniques serving the needs of Engineering (Material and Chemical), Biological Science, Physical Science, Geoscience, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology and Medical Sciences.

The Unit is located on the first level (room 1.01) of the New Engineering Building on Madiba Circle on the Upper Campus, in premises that were purpose-built to house the electron microscopes and consisted of 660m2, vibration free, magnetic field compensated, temperature– and humidity–controlled space.

The Centre for Imaging and Analysis is a key resource in the South African Structural Biology Initiative which is offering post-graduate degrees in Structural Biology jointly with others at UCT and the University of the Western Cape.

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Friday, 24 January 2020
New Staff in the EMU

Dr Jeremy Woodward joined the EMU in October 2019, he is a Chief Technical Officer in Bioscience microscopy.

Publication Date:
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 12:45
Dr Brandon Weber leaves us
Dr Brandon Weber leaves UCT
Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 11:45
Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) and Raman (RISE) workshop

The AKCIA welcomed 20 people to an interactive workshop on Electron Beam Lithography featuring the Tescan Advanced MIRA3 SEM.

Publication Date:
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 12:45
Visit to Brno

In April 2018, Michael visited the Tescan factory in Brno, Czech Republic.



Publication Date:
Tue, 08 May 2018 - 12:45