The EMU is open.
EMU is open for microscopy, drop-off samples only
New Director of the Electron Microscope Unit
Robert Knutsen was appointed as the Director of the Electron Microscope Unit at the University of Cape Town in January 2020
Would you like to know more about Electron Beam Lithography or Raman Intergrated Scanning electron Microscopy? We can come to you!
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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.

The Aaron Klug Centre for Imaging and Analysis

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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, 17 January 2021
Biochemistry breakthrough

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

Details here

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

Robert Knutsen is the new Director of the Electron Microscope Unit, he was appointed in January 2020

Publication Date:
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 - 09:30
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