ROLE OF FOLDSCOPE IN ORGANIC FARMING

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a workshop on “Role of Foldscope in Organic Farming” at Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Nimpith, West Bengal, India on 6th April, 2019. Introductory phase- In this phase, basic introduction of foldscope was given to all the participants. Demonstration Phase- In this phase, we demonstrated…

One day workshop on foldscope at the Nature Study camp

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a workshop on, “Magnify your curiosity- Explore The Microcosmos with Foldscope” at Joygopalpur, West Bengal, India on 27th March 2019. Introductory phase- The workshop started with giving a basic idea of nature to the participants. After that, a brief idea of the microscopic world was given to…

Brown Algae Observation Using Foldscope.

The name of the brown algae class is Phaeophyceae. These brown algae belong to the group Heterokontophyta. Brown algae used as a food and as a habitat. Brown algae found in a wide range of sizes and forms. When we observe this brown algae under foldscope it look like this.

One Day Workshop on the use of Foldscope

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta jointly with Department of Physics, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya, organised a workshop on Foldscope on 28th March 2019. Introductory Session- Since the participants of this workshop previously had exposure to foldscope, the workshop was for advanced students. This session began with a basic introduction to foldscope and…

Introducing Foldscope to Bunch of Degree students from Assam

A Batch of 54 Students of Chemistry , Botany and Zoology from Kaziranga University and Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidyalaya respectively and were introduced with Foldscope and its trial application on sericulture dated on 13th March, 2019 . They were also updated about the other ongoing on works related to foldscope on microcosmos site all over the…

Making Slides in Your Spring Gardens

The goal of Foldscoping these spring flowers was to experiment with the most accessible and easy to use tools to gather samples. I am forever amazed by this world of the microcosms! I am even more amazed that a paper microscope, tape, a paper slide & my iPad & cell phone can capture these images.

Adipose Tissue View Under Foldscope.

Adipose tissue is nothing but a fat. It is also called as loose connective tissue. Adipose tissue mainly contains immune cells. Its main task is to store energy in the form of lipids. When we observe adipose tissue under foldscope it look like this.

Foldscope Instructions-School children & staff

Inculcating a sense of inquisitiveness in school children who visited our labs in SKUAST-K from far flung areas, so they get attracted to Science. We love teaching young fertile minds. Thanks to #IndoUSDBTproject

One Day Workshop On Foldscope In Government School For Student, Pandharpur.

We arranged one day workshop on Foldscope in government school pandharpur. Student are very exited to learn about the foldscope. In the first part we explained about the foldscope. Then with the help of student we prepared foldscope. Then student taken the photographs of pencil graphite and cancer cell image using foldscope. In the last…

The Pocket Microscope

Outreach Programme on University of Kalyani Campus Between 7th and 9th of February 2019, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, conducted an Academic Festival 2019 for the first time on campus where academic stalls were raised from each Department of the University. Dr. Ekramul Islam along with his scholars was privileged to conduct an outreach programme…

Tongue Cells Observation Using Foldscope.

The Tongue is also called as a muscular organ. Tongue is the primary organ of taste in the gustatory system. The tongue’s upper surface is covered by taste buds. The main function of the tongue is the enabling of speech in humans and vocalization in other animals.

Why do snails foam?

Whenever I try to lift snails up using their shell or in case of any slight jerk, they happen to return back into their snail. However this is not the only thing usually happening, and one would spot a lot of foam being generated at the opening of the shell. Snails produce various sorts of…

Outreach programme on “A PORTABLE & POCKET FRIENDLY MICROSCOPE”

The PI of Foldscope project, Dr. Ekramul Islam, Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, had organized an Outreach Programme on 28th January, 2019 at Pirijpur Hamidannesa Vidyapith, Dakshin Rasulpur, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal. The students were from the remote villages of the area with hardly any knowledge or access to microscope or microbial…

Outreach programme on ‘The Pocket Microscope’

An outreach programme was organized by Dr. Ekramul Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, on 19th January, 2019 at B11/12 Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. All the participants came from different local school. A brief demonstration was given about assembling of Foldscope and sample preparation for viewing under Foldscope. Hands on training was…

Demodex the face mite on my forehead!

Hi Microcosmos! There are many things I’ve wanted to image with Foldscope. One of which is Demodex, which is a face mite species that live on the faces of every one of us humans. Tonight, I’ve finally found one on my forehead! Yay! Ok, ok, mites on our faces. Some might say… EW! But hear…

Certificates Received Under Different Workshops On Foldscope.

These certificates were received under foldscope workshops conducted on Government schools, Sitaram maharaj vidyalye khardi and Satu Krushna keni vidyalye anavali.respectively,In both the workshops we explain in detail about the foldscope and how to use it. From both the school standard 8th to standard 10th students were participated. Both the workshops were very interactive.

Foldscope Workshops

http://bit.ly/FoldscopeACP Team Foldscope & CUE.org Foldscope & CUE.org partnered together at the #CUE19 National Conference in Palm Springs. “CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all.” It was an amazing experience to demonstrate Foldscopes at the #STEAMpunkPlaygroud. Foldscopes fit perfectly into #NGSS & any…

Foldscope Demonstration at Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao, Goa, India

Pleasure to share that got an opportunity of conduct a knowledge sharing event at Parvatibai Chowgule College , Margao, Goa, India on 23 rd March 2019. Event was attended by students and faculty members of biotechnology and Biochemistry department. Delivered talk on: Malaria as Malaria free world initiative: Participants were amazed to see how Genetically…

Reaching The Unreached: Foldscope in the hands of Nicobarese tribes at Harminder Bay (Hutbay), Little Andaman

One day Foldscope workshop on “Role of Foldscope Microscopy in minimising the risk of zoonotic diseases, field level diagnosis of plant diseases and ensure the personal hygiene of Nicobarese tribal farmers” was organised in collaboration with ICAR – Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair. The said event was organised on 20.03.2019 at Harminder Bay,…

Variety of trichomes in Tulsi leaf

Onset of spring season has sprouted new leaves on my tulsi plant. Trichomes were isolated from young tulsi leaves and observed under foldscope. They were of variable shapes and sizes. I wonder if the mature leaves too have similar type and shapes.

Leaf Trichomes of Daucus carota

Certain leaves when eaten cause irritation of throat. Such leaves are not even eaten by cattle and other herbivores. When scratched and seen under foldscope the cause was presence of trichomes on the surface of leaves.

Lily Flower Pollen Observation Using Foldscope.

Pollen Is nothing but the small grain that contains the few cells. It appears as a yellowish pollen grains are the dust like substance that is either dispersed by wind or insects pollens are formed within the sacs in the anthers of the plant flower. This beautiful pictures of lily flower pollen are captured using…