Reporting from a mesmerising sampling site of Foldscope project _Cotton University #Indiafoldscopephase1

A mesmerising wetland, believed formed during 1897 Assam earthquake, known as Chandubi lake, a birds’paradise, is surrounded by Assam and Meghalaya hills. While sampling water and benthos, Cotton University students joined to make them acquainted with the collection procedure of bottom dwelling fauna to be analysed under Foldscope in accordance with the research objective. Our…

Foldscope reaches vernacular medium kids #Indiafoldscopephase1

They may not have much sophisticated learning laboratories nor amenities, unlike modern schools. Yet there are many curious young minds present in the classes. We did our little endeavour by taking Foldscope closure to them under the aegis of DBT’s Foldscope project ongoing at Cotton University, Guwahati. Dearth of laboratory can’t be the deterrent, because…

“How healthy nature’s kidneys are? Lets diagnose with Foldscope”- a 5days students’ training programme at Cotton University Guwahati #Indiafoldscopephase1

Wetlands are regarded as ‘Nature’s Kidney’ because of their role in controlling of urban runoff, flood mitigation, ground water recharge and water purification. Wetlands are reservoir of genetic diversity and can be resembled as ‘Bank Savings’ considering the ecosystem services provided by them in the form of drinking water, fish, fodder etc. But, unfortunately, wetlands…