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News from the
Africa Microscopy

The Africa Microscopy Initiative has multiple programs that work towards elevating and promoting the application of microscopy-based research in Africa. See recent news and announcements connected to AMI below.

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openScopes Africa workshop series

13 MARCH 2024

We are excited to share the news about our up-coming workshop series on openScope Africa in collaboration with Prof. Paul French (Imperial, UK). This is a program that aims to facilitate and encourage biologists, engineers, and physical scientists (and others) to build their own light microscopy tools for research purposes using open source hardware and software.


The workshop series consists of an online workshop (11 April 2024) as well as an in-person workshop at the AMI Imaging Centre at the University of Cape Town (15-17 July 2024) focusing on how researchers can use and implement the open source tools to build light microscopy tools to help advance their research. openScopes Africa provides several travel awards to help alleviate the cost of flights and accommodation necessary to attend the workshop.

Learn more about openScopes Africa here


AMI Visiting Researcher Program

24 MARCH 2023

The first call for applications of the AMI Visiting Researcher Program is now open and will close on 29 May 2023 at 23:59 (UTC+2). Scientists in Africa who would like to carry out light microscopy experiments at the AMI Imaging Centre (AMI-IC) are encouraged to apply. 

Visit the AMI Imaging Centre for more information


Imaging Africa 2022 workshop

15 MARCH 2022

The 2nd Imaging Africa workshop will be held in October 2022! All life scientists in Africa are encouraged to apply! Our microscopy workshop is cost-free and covers various topics from super-resolution to sample preparation.

Visit the Imaging Africa website to apply

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