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About the
AMI Imaging Centre

The AMI Imaging Centre is a free-to-use, state of the art microscopy facility accessible to all biomedical researchers performing not-for-profit research at an institution in Africa.


The AMI Imaging Centre is housed in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The facility consists of a fleet of advanced light microscopes, tailored for life sciences and infectious disease research at high spatial and temporal resolution. It is also fully equipped with modern research laboratory equipment and tissue culture facilities specified to biosafety level II.


The Imaging Centre is supported by specialized imaging scientists and image analysts who train and assist all visitors to the Imaging Centre to ensure imaging projects are run successfully.


The AMI Imaging Centre will also serve as a project incubator for potential high impact projects. By offering these projects the necessary technical and scientific support and the time to develop, this incubation strategy will allow high-impact projects to transition to more advanced open-access imaging centres such as HHMI Janelia, EMBL, UC-Berkeley, or elsewhere.

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