Outreach workshop at Pragjyotish school, Panjabari, Guwahati (assam)

On dated 03-09-2019, an outreach workshop on the use Foldscope was organised in Pragjyotish School, Panjabari, Guwahati (Assam). Me (PI) , CoPI Dr. Namrem Suchindrajit Singh, Project Asstt. Santana Saikia and two of my student Rubina and Anandita were present there.Students of class VII, IX and X were targeted and taught about assembly of Foldscope…

Feeding punctures of three different Bugs

Heteroptera have piercing and sucking type of mouth parts. They used to suck plant sap by inserting it’s stylet on the host surface. When the insect start inserting it’s stylet on the host surface (eg- bean, tomato, eggplant), salivary secretion occurs and it starts depositing by producing a ring like structure. A salivary sheath also…

A Unique collection of Heteroptera from Chandubi Lake, Guwahati

A visit to Chandubi lake , a place of scenic beauty  along with Cotton University students for water sample collection for Dr. Shamim Rahman’s DBT-Foldscope project turned out to be a Jackpot for me too. I along with my project assistant Ms. Santana Saikia and few other students of M.Sc.-  Anindita, Rubina and Rohit started…

#Indiafoldscopephase1 Foldscope in classroom teaching

Excited Undergraduate Students to see Protozoans under Foldscope for the first time. It was a different feeling altogether for them to observe Protozoans in Foldscope rather than the usual compound microscope. Resolution too was much better.

#Indiafoldscopephase1

Hi All! I am very excited to be a part of Foldscope community. Though a late entrant in posting comments and pics since the time I got my Foldscopes but I have been enjoying the pics and videos of the others in the community. I too have taken many pics using Foldscope but haven’t been…