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Imaging at UCT

Based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, within the Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, the AMI Imaging Center houses a fleet of advanced, commercial light microscopes. These instruments are tailored for use in the life sciences and provide high spatial and temporal resolution to study a variety of biology.

The AMI Imaging Center is FREE to collaborate with and perform experiments at. We are excited to work with researchers in Africa from the inception of any experimental goal or biological hypothesis until final data is published.

The Confocal and Light Microscope Imaging Facility is a core advanced light microscope facility at UCT, established in 2007. The Facility recently acquired the new state-of-the-art, multi-functional Carl Zeiss 880 LSM confocal with Fast Airyscan technology and the Elyra S1 super-resolution microscope. It offers UCT and other local researchers access to super and near-super resolution, real-time live cell and tissue imaging including a multitude of quantitative imaging and analysis techniques.

Our Equipment

Confocal/Super-resolution Microscopy

Our Team


Lize Engelbrecht

Light and Confocal Microscopy

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