Demonstration of Foldscopes to College students

On 10th Jan 2019, I went to Sri Sakthi Kailask Women’s College, Salem to deliver a guest lecture. I took few foldscopes along with me during my visit to the college. I demonstrated the foldscopes, students excited on seeing the slides using foldscopes. Documentation of the specimens by foldscopes through mobile phones attracted the students…

Foldscope Demonstration to School Students

Higher secondary school students from ‘Santosh Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tambaram East, , Chennai, Tamil Nadu’ visited our laboratory on 07th Jan, 2019. We demonstrated the assembly and use of foldscope microscope to students. Students excited on seeing the foldscope microscope. Students enjoyed the live documentation and digitalization of various samples.

Foldscope Demonstration to School Students

Higher secondary school students from ‘P.A.K. Palanisamy Higher Secondary School, Old Washermenpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu’ visited our laboratory on 07th Jan, 2019. We demonstrated the assembly and use of foldscope microscope to students. Students excited on seeing the foldscope microscope. Students enjoyed the live documentation of various samples.

Earthworm Intestine, Blood Vessel and Setea

Earthworm was observed under foldscope microscope, which clearly shows the earthworm intestine, blood vessel, and setae. Red arrow mark indicates the blood vessel, Yellow arrow mark indicates the presence of setae, and yellow outline shows the earthworm intestine. 

Blood Vessels in Earthworms

The Earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae is a segmented worm has many tiny blood vessels, which was observed through foldscope microscope.

Earthworm heart beat after amputation

Earthworms were amputated and observed for the difference in their heartbeat. This video clearly shows the heartbeat of earthworms after the amputation process.

Blood flow in amputated earthworms

Earthworm wonderful animal model for Regeneration studies. In this experiment, we interested to study the angiogenesis process during the regeneration of earthworms. We observed the blood flow of earthworms after amputation.

Blood flow of Earthworms

The earthworm has four pairs of tubular heart, which pump the blood throughout the body through blood vessels. The video shows the clear pumping mechanism of earthworm heart. The documentation was achieved only by the foldscope microscope along with a mobile camera.  (Voice – Ms. G.Mijithra, Junior Research Fellow (DBT foldscope project), Sathyabama Institute of…

Blood vessel and blood flow in earthworms

  The earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae is a wonderful animal model for regeneration studies.  The blood vessel and blood flow of the earthworms are clearly visible under foldscope microscope. The red arrow indicates the blood vessel and blood flow.

Blood vessel formation in the regeneration blastema

Blood vessel formation in the regeneration blastema of an amputated earthworm. The red asterisk indicates the amputated site, whereas yellow asterisk indicates the formation blood vessel in the regeneration blastema.

Live tracking the pattern of regeneration and angiogenesis

Live tracking the pattern of regeneration and angiogenesis using foldscopes: The earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae was amputated before clitellum and blastema was seen along with blood vessel formation was documented at 0th,12th and 24th hrs.

Foldscopes to School childrens – Thuraipakkam Govt School

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Sathyabama Institute of Science and technology has organized Science awareness program on ‘Foldscope Microscope assembly and usage for the School students’ funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India on 17-07-2018 at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Thuraipakkam, Chennai. To popularize the foldscope microscope to school students, the science awareness…