Imaging Africa

Imaging Africa—a workshop aimed at developing microscopy knowledge and expertise among life scientists in Africa.

Imaging Africa will comprise an intensive, 4-day hands-on workshop + 1-day symposium focused on exposing students to a variety of microscope technologies and impactful applications. Topics will range from portable, cellphone-based microscopes to advanced super-resolution modalities. Furthermore, students will be introduced to experimental applications such as biosensors and optogenetic tools. Theoretical and practical classes will run in parallel with an in-depth quantitative image analysis course which will provide students with the skills necessary to derive meaningful information from microscopy data.

Thanks to the very generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus and UNC-Chapel Hill, Imaging Africa will be free for all attending students. All expenses associated with air travel, accommodation, and subsistence will be covered by Imaging Africa. The only criterion for attendance is that applicants must be based at an academic institution located on the African continent.

The workshop will be hosted at the from 13th-16th  January 2020, and will be followed by a research symposium on Friday 17th January.


Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 08:30 to Fri, 17 Jan 2020 - 16:30

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Visit for more information and to apply. Places are limited and applications for the workshop close on the 15th October 2019.