Widefield imaging at the
AMI Imaging Center

Zeiss Axio Observer 7 with deconvolution


The AMI Imaging Centre is a free-to-use, state of the art microscopy facility accessible for all African scientists working at a non-profit African institution


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 Center to ensure imaging projects are run successfully.


The AMI Imaging Center 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 such high-impact projects to transition to more advanced open-access imaging centres such as HHMI Janelia, EMBL, UC-Berkeley, or elsewhere.