About us

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 microscopylight 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 SciencePhysical 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.


Upcoming events!

18th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium September 26-28 2023, Ulm, Germany This annual event is a great opportunity for members of the international Raman microscopy community to catch up with each other.
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