Plasmodium falciparum

Blood smear showing ring stage,trophozoit s and organism Plasmodium falciparum. I am able to observe theses stages clearly after the addition of immersion oil on to the slide under foldscope. slightly fading the slide the brightly colored parasite stages are visible.

twinning National workshop on “Foldscope: Magnifying Science” (8th December 2018)

One day National workshop was held on foldscope demonstration to all the post graduates, teachers and research scholar from different areas. delegates from Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, and Bangalore participated with enthusiasm. the video was taken using water sample stored from past 3 months along with Lilly plant only to observe under foldscope. Many different organism…

“Foldscope as a research tool” oral presentation in the World Congress on Infectious disease and Antibiotics -2018

Foldscpe was introduced to many young researchers and eminent scientists from AIIMS- New Delhi, Indian Institute of Medical Education and Research, Public health microbiologist,NIT- chattisgarh ,University of Madras, and many more.  It was a great experience. The group expressed their interest in using foldscope as one of the tool.  In this regard Dr. Manu Prakash…

compound foldscope 2

figure 1: mandibles of wood termite under foldscope figure2: mandibles of wood termite focused using 10x eye piece. wood termite mouth parts

Compound foldscope!

Mandibles of wood termite was observed using 10x eye piece placed over focusing lense. without using the zoom of cell phone image was magnified.

Sickle cell anemia

Peripheral  smear of RBC in sickle cell anemia condition. Tear shaped cells are found under foldscope. blood smear under 100x objective in optical microscope showing sickle shaped and tear shaped RBC

Petals of different flowers under foldscope

I am thrilled to observe these colored cells under foldscope. The Persian blue, yellow, red and orange colored cells are from Shankapushpi, marry-gold, Rose and Chrysanthemum.   This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Aspergillus on onion

      Unstained slide of aspergillus Hyphae inside the onion outermost layer.

Betel leaf stomata

Blood smear

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Detection of Malarial parasite in blood smear

This is my first attempt to work on haemoparasites using foldscope. the blood sample was taken from patient suffering with Cerebral malaria. Ring, schizonts and cyst stage can be observed by staining with 3% Giemsa stain and is very clearly observed under foldscope without the use of any sophisticated cell phone. 10%Giemsa stain was also…

negative staining to identify lactobacilli in 4 days fermented curd
Foldscope Magnifying Science" outreach Programme at Pallotti Junior Collage,  Amaravathi,

Foldscope outreach program at Tripura university as a part of Twining with NE

Foldscope was demonstrated to research scholars of department of Botany and researchers from different Universities like University of Calicut,Guwahati,tripura,IIT Guwahati and National Rice Research Institute Cuttack at National seminar on Plant Science Research, Tripura University on 7th June. The scientific gathering were really wondered to work with it and expressed their interest to use it…