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​​Training Initiative: 18-22 June 2018

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 now CLOSED

The online application process will be open from 13 April 2018 up to and including 4 May 2018.

A consolidated training event will again be provided within CAF during the week of 18-22 June 2018. 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) and researchers, as well as 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.

The workshops will be scheduled to allow participants to take advantage of applying for a 1-day as well as a 2-3 day workshop.  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.

2018 Workshops:

Vicon neuromechanical analysis (kinematics, kinetics and EMG)

by Dr John Cockcroft, Ms Tamsin Purkis, Ms Cara Mills (2 days)

Noraxon mobile neuromechanical analysis (kinematics, kinetics and EMG)

by Dr John Cockcroft, Ms Tamsin Purkis, Ms Cara Mills (2 days)

Whole genome sequencing of 600bp libraries; from specimen to analysis

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

Cell Sorting on the BD FACS Melody

by Ms Rozanne Adams (1 day)

Super-resolution Microscopy: SR SIM and PALM/STORM

by Ms Lize Engelbrecht  (1 day)

Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy

by Ms Lize Engelbrecht and Prof Lydia-Marie Joubert (1 day)

Flow Cytometry Data Analysis Workshop

by Ms Rozanne Adams (1 day)

Introduction to Hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics

Day 1: Introduction to Hyperspectral imaging and Practical session

Day 2: Introduction to Multivariate data analysis

by Dr Janine Colling (2 days)

Introduction to Biological Electron Microscopy

by prof. Lydia-Marie Joubert (1 day)

Introduction to Analytical Electron Microscopy

by Ms Madelaine Frazenburg and Dr Elrika Harmzen-Pretorius (1 day)

Advanced Applications in Biological Electron Microscopy

by prof. Lydia-Marie Joubert (1 day)

Mass Spectrometry of Small Molecules: LC-MS     

by Dr Marietjie Stander, Mr Erick van Schalkwyk, Mr Malcolm Taylor (1 day)

Mass Spectrometry of Small Molecules: GC-MS       

by Mr Lucky Mokwena (3 days)

Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics                                       

by Dr Maré Vlok (3 days)

Solution State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy        

by Dr Jaco Brand (1 day)

Introduction to X-ray Micro- and Nano-CT                     

by Mr Stephan le Roux (1 day)

Solution ICP-MS in Environmental analysis of major and trace elements

by Mrs Riana Rossouw (1 day)

Practical XRF Spectrometry

by Mrs Mareli Moolman (1 day)

Introduction to U-(Th)-Pb Geochronology by LA ICP-MS

by Dr Laura Bracciali (1 day)

Application process and cost of participation

  • The online application process will be open from 13 April 2018 up to and including 4 May 2018.
  • 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 2018.
  • Contact cafadmin@sun.ac.za for more information.

We look forward to your participation!