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Our current news and announcements.

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 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, 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.

Arrival of our new TESCAN RISE SEM.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 16:00
Our New Tescan RISE SEM has arrived!


Artists Impression
UCT's Centre for Imaging and Analysis (UCT CIA)
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 - 09:15

The University of Cape Town has a world-class visualization and analysis centre built largely around electron microscopy to serve the needs of all disciplines. The centre offers a large and versatile range of instruments and techniques serving the needs of Engineering, Biological, Earth and Physical Sciences and Medicine.

Innocent Shuro
Dr Innocent Shuro has left us
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 - 15:45
Dr Innocent Shuro leaves the EM Unit.
S.A. Spectroscopic Soc
RAMAN workshop 2017
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 - 10:30

The South African Spectroscopic Society hosted a RAMAN workshop, on  27-28 November 2017 in Stellenbosch

Miranda and Innocent attended the workshop, the first day was a series of presentations from Industry, highlighting new technology. The second day concentrated more on scientific applications of Raman and included presentations from UCT, Wits, Fort Hare, UJ and UP. The keynote speaker was Prof Howell Edwards from the University of Bradford who gave two fascinating talks, the first about the part Raman will play in the search for life on Mars, his second talk was about the application of Raman to art and archaeology.

Microscopy Society of Southern Africa conference: 4-7 December 2017
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 - 13:30

This year the Electron Microscope Unit of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University hosted the 55th Annual Congress of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA 2017). The conference took place at the Conference Centre of Warmbaths, A Forever Resort (Bela-Bela) from 04-07 December 2017.