CAF
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Training & Events

​​Training Initiative: 22-26 June 2020 is CANCELLED

The Central Analytical Facilities (CAF) at Stellenbosch University is in a unique position to provide high quality, hands-on training on the use and functioning of a range of high-end analytical equipment not readily available at all universities in South Africa.

Applications are CLOSED

The training is aimed at providing participants with

  • exposure to equipment to reinforce theoretical principles and
  • develop the necessary practical skills.
  • In most cases data interpretation will also be covered.

The training is aimed at

  • postgraduate students (MSc, PhD)
  • researchers,
  • university and industry technical staff

Places are limited as most workshops can only accommodate 7-10 participants due to space constraints in the laboratories for hands-on exposure to equipment. Preference will be given to applicants who can motivate that their participation will directly benefit their own research or the research of others. A maximum of 2 workshops will be allowed per participant, provided that these do not clash. Certificates of participation will be issued at the end of the workshop.

 

2020 Workshops (cancelled):

General introduction to laser-based stable isotope spectrometers for water analysis

(BIOGRIP Node for Water and Soil Biogeochemistry)

by Dr Janine Colling (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus


 

Introduction to Hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics

by Dr Janine Colling (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Vicon neuromechanical analysis (kinematics, kinetics and EMG)

by Dr John Cockcroft, Ms Tamsin Purkis, Ms Cara Mills and Dr Lara Grobler (2 days)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Noraxon mobile neuromechanical analysis (kinematics, kinetics and EMG)

by Dr John Cockcroft, Ms Tamsin Purkis, Ms Cara Mills and Dr Lara Grobler (2 days)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Solution State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy        

by Dr Jaco Brand (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Introduction to X-ray Micro- and Nano-CT                     

by Ms Muofhe Tshibalanganda (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Laser Ablation ICP-MS in Earth and Environmental Science

by Mrs Riana Rossouw (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Introduction to XRF Spectrometry

by Mrs Mareli Grobbelaar-Moolman (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Nucleic Acid Preparation, QC and Library building for Next Generation Sequencing

by Ms A Vorster and Mr CJ van Heerden (4 days)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy

by Mrs Lize Engelbrechy (1 day) - Stellenbosch Campus

Cell Sorting on the BD FACS Melody

by Mrs Lize Engelbrechy (1 day) - Stellenbosch Campus

Imaging Flow Cytometry

by Dr Dalene de Swardt and Lize Engelbrecht (1 day) - Tygerberg Campus

Multi-colour Flow Cytometry (1 day)

by Dr Dalene de Swardt and Rozanne Adams (from BD Biosciences) (1 day) - Tygerberg Campus

Biological Electron Microscopy: Basic Principles and Advanced Applications

by Dr Jurgen Kriel and Mrs Madelaine Frazenburg (1 day)   - Stellenbosch Campus

Introduction to Analytical Electron Microscopy

by Mrs Madelaine Frazenburg and Dr Alicia Botes (1day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy

by Mrs Lize Engelbrecht and Dr Jurgen Kriel (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Mass Spectrometry of Small Molecules: LC-MS

by Dr Marietjie Stander, Mr Erick van Schalkwyk and Mr Malcolm Taylor (1 day)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Mass Spectrometry of Small Molecules: GC-MS

by Mr Lucky Mokwena, Mr William Arries and Ms Lindani Kotobe (3 days)  - Stellenbosch Campus

Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics

by Dr Maré Vlok (3 days) - Tygerberg Campus

Application process and cost of participation

  • The online application process will be open from 10 April 2020 up to and including 6 May 2020.
  • All researchers, postgraduate students and university and industry technical staff may apply.
  • Participants may apply for a maximum of 2 workshops, provided these do not clash in terms of scheduling. In the event of a conflict the first workshop will be selected.
  • The training is free to staff and students at South African universities.
  • Participants from industry will be charged R5000 per workshop.
  • Participants must make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Travel, accommodation and meal expenses are for the participant’s or their institution’s own cost.
  • The successful candidates will be notified by e-mail no later than 22 May 2020.
  • Contact cafadmin@sun.ac.za for more information.

We look forward to your participation!