The Centre for Microscopy is situated in the Biology Building on the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) and has some of the most advanced microscopy facilities in South Africa.

Equipment available at the centre:

  • JSM-7800F Extreme-resolution Analytical Field Emission SEM
  • Philips CM100 Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Nikon E-2000 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope (CLSM)
  • Nikon AZ100 Stereo Microscope

The centre, under the directorship of Professor Pieter WJ van Wyk, provides microscopy services to all the departments at the UFS, as well as other universities, research institutions, and private companies.

The support services in the centre make it possible for researchers to hand in their material to be prepared and examined with any of the microscopes.

Learners and graduate students are also welcome to visit the centre on appointment for demonstrations.

Centre for Microscopy
Biology Building
P.O. Box 339

T: +27 51 401 2264 / 9073 / 3243
E: (Director)
E: (Laboratory Manager)
E: (Physics Research Manager)


Faculty Manager: Ms Lee-Ann Frazenburg
T: +27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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