University of Cape Town

UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, we are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. We aim to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. UCT will promote diversity and transformation within our institution and beyond, including growing the next generation of academics.

Equipment at this Institution

1 UCT In-situ Magnetometer/Raman Device Raman Spectrometer
2 Siemens EXACT3D Positron Emission Tracking (PET) scanner
3 Thermo Fisher Delta V Stable Light Isotope Mass Spectrometer Isotope Ration MS
4 Spectra Physics 2-Photon Laser Module (Titanium-Sapphi re pulsed infrared laser)
5 Gatan Solarus Heating specimen holder for TEM
6 Multiple Instruments Automated Robotic Workstation Cluster
7 Superconducting FT NMR Spectrometer Avance III HD 600 MHz
8 High Performance ultra-portable diagnostic ultra sound system Vivid i
9 Vitrobot FP 5350/62
10 Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-SEM) QEMSCAN Electron Microscopes
11 Phillips X'Unique X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) Spectrometer
12 Thermo Finnigan Delta Plus XP Isotope Ration MS
13 Zeiss AxioCam HR
14 Malvern ZEN 3600 Zetasizer Nano System
15 Malvern Zetasizer ZEN360
16 UCT Ultra Low Freezers
17 Reichert Ultracut S with Fuel Cell Station (FCS) (Cryo Attachment)
18 Varian Fluorescence Spectrophotometer Spectrophotometer
19 Varian Mercury 300
20 Varian Unity 400
21 UCT VG Sector MultiCollector Mass Spectrometer (MS)
22 Water Modular Amino Acid Analyser
23 Veeco Wyko NT1100 Optical Profiler (OP)
24 UCT X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
25 Bruker Explorer X-ray Fluoresence (XRF) Spectrometer
26 Sensormedics Vmax 229
27 Perkin Elmer ABI Prism 377 DNASequencer
28 Sorvall T21 Refrigerated Centrifuge
29 Stable Isotope Vacuum Extraction Lines
30 UCT Stopped-Flow Spectrofluorometer Spectro-fluorometer
31 Leco Sulphur Analyser SC-432
32 Zwick Testing Device
33 Perkin Elmer Thermal Analysis System
34 Mettler Toledo 851e Thermo Gravimetric Analyser
35 FEI Tecnai F20 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Electron Microscopes
36 Nanodrop Spectrophotometer Spectrophotometer
37 Nikon Eclipse TE300 Microscope
38 UCT Nonius Kappa Charged Coupled Device (CCD) Diffractometer
39 UCT ABI3900 Oligionucleotide Synthesiser
40 Olympus CKX41 Inverted Microscope Inverted Motorised Microscope
41 WISBio OP-IS01 Orbital Shaker Incubator
42 Aurora Scientific Permeabilized Fibre Test
43 Schiller Ergospirometer
44 UCT Scintilation Counter
45 UCT Scintilation Counter
46 Packard Tri-Carb 2100TR Liquid Scintillation Analyser
47 Siemens 3 Tesla Skyra Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner
48 Malvern Mastersizer 2000
49 Eppendorf Mastercycler Pro S
50 GE Megabace DNA Capillary Sequencer
51 Micromeritics Autopore III Mercury Porosimeter
52 Mettler Toledo Microbalance Mettler ME30
53 Solution Technologies Microscribe G2
54 Moor LDI Laser Doppler Imaging System
55 Carl Zeiss LSM 510 Meta NLO Multi-user Confocal Microscope System Confocal Microscope
56 MicroCal Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC) Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC)
57 Thermo Scientific Hybaid PCR Express
58 Forma Scientific Incubator
59 UCT Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP)
60 ThermoFisher Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICPMS) with a Laser Ablation Module (LAM) Inductively Coupled Plasma MS (ICP-MS)
61 Perkin Elmer ELAN 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) Inductively Coupled Plasma MS (ICP-MS)
62 New Wave IR 10 Laser with a Home-made Vacuum System Isotope Ration MS
63 UCT Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS) Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
64 Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer system MAT 252
65 BD Biosciences Fluorescence Microscope Fluorescent Microscopes
66 VirTis Benchmark Freeze Dryer Freeze dryer
67 UCT Full-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI scanner
68 Vacutec Syngene G-box
69 Berthold LB 2111 Gamma Counter
70 Bechman Gold High Performance/Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC), Electrochemical detector and autosampler Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
71 Leica HPM100 High Pressure Freezer
72 Huber Imaging Plate Guinier Camera 670
73 Mespec Electromyography (EMG) System
74 Eppendorf Centrifuge 5417R
75 Eppendorf Centrifuge Eppendorf AG Refrigerated 5810R
76 Beckman Centrifuge J-21
77 Beckman Centrifuge J2-21
78 Micromeritics ASAP2020 Chemisorption
79 GBC Cintra 2020 UV
80 Drew Scientifitc Cluster equipment for the identification and functional testing of pathogen and host derived drug targets
81 UCT CO2 incubator
82 Leica ECM UC7 Cyro-Microtome
83 Philips DSA, C-Arm (X-Ray and Angiography Machine)
84 Delta Nu 532 Benchtop Raman System with Microscope Attachment
85 Beckman Coulter Allegra 6 Series Centrifuge
86 Varian Atomic Absorption Spectrometer 110 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
87 UCT Biochromatograph equipped with Autosampler
88 Planer Kryo 10 Series III Biological Freezer
89 Spectronic BioMate 5 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Spectrophotometer
90 UCT Biopac and stimulators
91 BioBase Class II Biosafety Cabinet
92 UCT BSL3 Inhalation and RNA Extraction System
93 TVIPS Model 895 Ultra scan 400 CCD Camera Package for FEG-TEM