Compton Herbarium receives state-of-the-art Zeiss stereo video microscope

15 December 2015

Zeiss Stereo Stemi 305 microscope

A customised Zeiss Stereo Stemi 305 microscope was officially handed over to the Compton Herbarium at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Research Centre in December. 

The donation of this state-of-the-art and highly valuable specialised tool was made possible by the generosity of and through partnership between the Botanical Society of SA Head Office, the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch District 9350 and the ZEISS Microscopy Foundation. The valuable resource will be put to use right away and is a great training resource and addition to the research teams.

The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch donated funds to BotSoc to support the purchasing of this asset. These Rotary public funds were raised through the organisation’s annual flagship project: the Rotary Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch hosted annually in SANBI’s breathtaking Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

BotSoc a proud supporter

The Club donated public funds to BotSoc in support of this donation to give back to Kirstenbosch NBG in a meaningful manner where the need was identified.

Zeiss Stereo Stemi 305 microscope

Zeiss tailored the order to achieve identified requirements for the research work this tool will support. BotSoc is proud to be able to, through such partnerships and support, make a difference and further support our strategic partner, SANBI, this time particularly supporting Kirstenbosch Research teams.

“We look forward to seeing images and publications produced, using this great new asset. Enjoy and we hope this donation enables your continued great work. Thanks to all who made this donation possible,” said BotSoc’s Catherine Browne.

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Submitted by Website Editor on behalf of BotSoc at 03/02/2016 - 16:43
Thank you for your interest, you may contact The Botanical Society of South Africa or Zeiss for further details. This particular donation was by special arrangement and in the range of ZAR70 000.
Submitted by Dr Anzar A Khuroo at 29/01/2016 - 18:20
I am a taxonomist from Kashmir, India. May I know the price of the Zeiss microscope, that you have got recently.

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