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Our current news and announcements.

MSc student lauded for world-class HPV research
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 15:00

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

Details here

Dr Lizelle Lubbe
Dr Lubbe is excitied about Cryo-electron microscopy, available at UCT at an internationally competitive level
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 08:15

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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New Director
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 - 09:30

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

New Staff in the EMU
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 07:30

Dr. Nigel Makoah has joined the Centre for Imaging and Analysis. Nigel started in January and is in charge of the protein lab  on the third floor of the New Engineering Building.

Biochemistry breakthrough
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 15:00

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

Details here

New Staff in the EMU
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 12:45

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

Dr Brandon Weber leaves us
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 11:45
Dr Brandon Weber leaves UCT
Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) and Raman (RISE) workshop
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 12:45

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

Visit to Brno
Tue, 08 May 2018 - 12:45

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

 

 

WiTec Acadamy
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 - 13:15

Miranda attended the WiTec Raman Academy in Ulm, Germany, in April.