Electron Microscopy

The History

The Dean of the Graduate College formed a committee for electron microscopy in 1981. In 1982 the Dean of the Graduate College agreed to the housing of the Electron Microscopy Unit at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed Elwasila. The Dean of the Graduate College provided 2 posts of technicians for the EM unit and they were appointed on 12th November 1983. The buildings of the unit were finished in 1984 and the installation of the electron microscope took place in May 1984. The Electron Microscopy Unit comprised 2 transmission electron microscopes, ultra microtome room, photographic dark room and preparation hall.

Zeis EM 109

This transmission electron microscope was ordered by the Faculty of Engineering and then later donated to the Graduate College.

EM 109 is a highly advanced versatile technical instrument. It confers utmost protection of the specimen against contamination and radiation damage.

Zeis EM 952

This transmission electron microscope was donated by Volkswagen Stiftung West Germany to Professor Dr. Dr. H.C.E. Scholtysec, Bonn University; Professor Ahmed Abdelmagid and Dr. Mohamed Elwasila of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science within the framework of bilateral research programme. EM 952 is a robust reliable research instrument with convenient observation for 2-seated persons.

The Current Facilities

In addition a new Zeis EM is provided by University of Khartom in 2010.

How to apply for EM unit?

Electron Microscopy Unit is established for scientific research for ALL the Faculties of the University of Khartoum. The EM unit welcomes scientific collaboration with other universities and research centers.

Application should be addressed to the coordinator of the EM unit; a bench fee is required to cover expenses of chemicals and photography.