List of Online webinars and Discussions

ZOYC webinar series

  • 13 July 2020 – ZOYC webinar 1: Basics of Microscopy by Ania Botha, Zeiss

  • 15 July 2020 – ZOYC webinar 2: Fluorescence Microscopy by Sone Hendriks, Zeiss

  • 17 July 2020 – ZOYC session 3: Zeiss video on sample preparation


  • 20 July 2020 – ZOYC webinar 4: Super-resolution microscopy by Lize Engelbrecht, CAF in Stellenbosch

  • 22 July 2020 – ZOYC webinar 5: Image Editing and Analysis by Lize Engelbrecht, CAF in Stellenbosch


Other webinars in the CAF Online training initiative:

  • 23 July 2020 Correlative Light and Electron microscopy

  • 16 July 2020 Imaging Flow Cytometry: AMNIS ImageStreamX – presented by PJ Chana, Luminex.

First online webinars a huge success

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we cannot train our users in the CAF Fluorescence Microscopy Unit like we normally do. So what can we do? We go on-line! During July our unit teamed up with Zeiss, Luminex and our own CAF Electron Microscopy Unit to present webinars.


Together with Zeiss we presented the ZOYC Microscopy Webinar series (ZOYC is short for Zeiss On Your Computer). Various topics ranging from the basics of microscopy and fluorescence to more advanced technology like super-resolution microscopy was discussed. Even though Eskom gave us some additional challenges with load shedding during the first week of the series, we still managed to attract approximately 90 participants per webinar.



Application specialists from Luminex were kind enough to present a webinar for us on the AMNIS ImageStreamX and how imaging flow cytometry is achieved with this high end equipment.

The feedback from the audience was phenomenal and we will most likely see a lot of new projects incorporating this wonderful new tool in the near future.


Correlative light and electron microscopy has been part of our services for the past 5 years and we have come a long way to optimise protocols for our users. In a webinar we hosted together with the CAF Electron Microscopy Unit, we taught students what CLEM is about, how it can take your research to the next level and shared a few workflow

Although we are looking forward to training students on the equipment again, this way we could reach many more students and prepare them for their microscopy experiments to come!s to achieve correlation between fluorescence images and electron microscopy images.

Videos of the webinars are available on the CAF Youtube channel:

For a list of the webinars with their respective video link, click for a List of Online webinars and Discussions.


CAF Online Training 13-24 July 2020

Since we could not host our annual Midyear training initiative this year, we are participating in the CAF Online Training that will take place from 13 – 24 July 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity to get trained in the comfort of your own home.

All workshops will be spaced on different dates (and times) from 13 – 24 July to prevent clashes. Some of the training options will be live with interaction between the presenter and attendees while others will be in the form of a pre-recorded video with the option to send questions to the presenter by email. Dates and times will be communicated to you soon.

Please register by 3 July to book your space. Click here to register.