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The Electron Microscope Unit has been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to expand expertise in bioimaging and microscopy throughout Africa.
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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.



Sunday, 16 January 2022
MSc student lauded for world-class HPV research

UCT’s Electron Microscope Unit played an integral part in Melissa's groundbreaking research into the field of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Publication Date:
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 15:00
Dr Lizelle Lubbe
Dr Lubbe is excitied about Cryo-electron microscopy, available at UCT at an internationally competitive level

Dr Lizelle Lubbe, a postdoctoral research fellow in structural biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), hopes that her academic journey and research will help inspire other young Africans to pursue a career in science.  “I find it truly amazing that we can see the atoms responsible for causing debilitating symptoms in patients and am fascinated by structural biology,” she said. Dr Lubbe is now conducting research in collaboration with Prof Sturrock, Prof Sewell and Dr Jeremy Woodward from UCT’s Electron Microscope Unit.

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Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 08:15
Biochemistry breakthrough

Dr. Andani Mulelu and Dr. Jeremy Woodward produced a world-first breakthrough into the strucutre of nitrilases.

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Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 15:00