FOLDSCOPE ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR TEACHER TRAINEES OF DISTRICT INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, LAWSPET, PUDUCHERRY

Principal Investigator explaining about the importance of Foldscope for Teacher Training Students of District Institute of Education Lawspet PuducherryTeacher trainees along with their lecturers attending the Foldscope orientation ProgrammeFOLDSCOPE ORINTATION PROGRAMME FOR TECHER TRAINING STUDENTSMORE THAN 250 PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATEDFOLDSCOPE ORINTATION PROGRAMME FOR TECHER TRAINING STUDENTSLECTURER OF DIET,PUDUCHERY OBSERVING THE FOLDSCOPELECTURER OF DIET,PUDUCHERY OBSERVING THE FOLDSCOPETEACHER...

STUDENTS AS MASTER TRAINERS

Student of ASN GMS Mudaliarpet Puducherry explaining about how to assemble and view the foldscope and record the foldscope images using a mobile to Christ International School students Meghalaya (North East) under the guidance of Principal Investigator FOLDSCOPE ASSEMBLY TRAINING IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF PUDUCHERRY INDIA. MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS TRAINED AS MASTER TRAINERS STUDENTS...

Workshop OF FOLDSCOPE at Nature Study Camp for School Students

Workshop at Nature Study Camp for Children organized by Science Centre (Gwalior), Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India in which various students participated from districts of Madhya Pradesh like •Vidisha         •Hoshangabad          •Damoh          •Itarsi             •Datiya

Swahili Translation of Foldscope Instruction sheet!

Swahili translation of the foldscope instruction manual is here! Translation credit & incredible thanks to Mwita Jacob Muniko and Mengyao Niu. Click the following link Swahili Foldscope or the gallery below to view the manual. Visit the translations page on  foldscope.com to view all the languages our materials are currently available in, https://www.foldscope.com/translations. We are still…

Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium nucleolobum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium nucleolobum is roughly triangular to flattened ellipsoidal and left side is slightly convex, while right side is nearly flat.

Ostracodinium mammosum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium mammosum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium mammosum has two caudal lobes, round lobe on left side and concave lobe on right side.

Diplodinium monocanthum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium monocanthum Diplodinium monocanthum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Diplodinium monocanthum is oval to triangular with posterioroblique and truncated end. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

OUTREACH PROGRAMME ON “INSIGHT OF MICROBIAL WORLD THROUGH FOLDSCOPE”

The PI of Foldscope project, Dr. Ekramul Islam, Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, had organized an Outreach Programme on 28th June, 2019 at BARANILPUR A.D.P VIDYAMANDIR (H.S) P.O.: SRIPALLY, DIST- EAST BURDWAN, WEST BENGAL-713103. The energy among the understudies and the educators for this amazing low-cost gadget, to see the unseen microscopic…

Holotrich Protozoa identification in a field setting

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of Rumen acidosis and Parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Holotrich protozoa – from Rumen fluid). Rumen fluid was collected from an healthy cow  (Figure 1) in a sterile container (figure 2).  A drop of rumen fluid was…

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…

Wish Challenge

Hello Foldscope community, Let’s make some changes in the way we use this community. Usually being part of a challenge moves us to be active continuously and work hard. So what I would like to suggest is to turn Microcosmos platform to a Q & A game challenge to fulfil a wish. Read more below,…

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…

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…

Building Local Foldscope Super Users- Workshop at Vatsalya, Jaipur

Building Local Foldscope Super Users- Workshop at Vatsalya, Jaipur Sonali and I recently conducted a Foldscope Workshop at Vatsalya Udayan. Its a non-profit Education center for rural children. We documented the whole process of conducting the workshop, along with observations, inferences and finally highlighting the learnings. If you are going to conduct a foldscope workshop…

Workshop on Micrometry using Foldscope

A workshop named” Magnify Your Curiosity-Mathematics in a Laboratory with Foldscope” was organized by Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta on 12th March 2019 at Gramya Hitakari Girls School, Howrah, West Bengal, India in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya. Introductory Session- The workshop started with Dr.punarbasu Chaudhuri delivering a speech on Relative Size…

Boophilus microplus (male tick)

Ticks were collected from cattle and stored in 10% Formalin. Based on the morphology, the tick was identified as Boophilus microplus (male) under foldscope. It was observed that Boophilus microplus are brevirostrates(have short mouth parts). A dorsal hump and ventral notch was also visible in the 1st Coxa. The presence of caudal process (in male…

White mold with clusters of conidia in pea pods under foldscope

While opening the pea pods to take out seeds, I noted a white fur inside them. On drawing a sample and looking through foldscope, I saw intricate network of hyphae and groups of conidia clustered to them at various points. Scanning the slide thoroughly, I could see several big brown spores too. Is it the…

Foldscope: Hands On Workshop cum Image Acquisition Contest

A one-day event was conducted by Centre for Nanobiotechnology, VIT Vellore, on 16 March 2019 to aware UG/PG students and faculty members about the Foldscope and its potential advantages and applications. The event was started with the journey of the invention of Foldscope from match-stick model to paper-origami based microscope development followed by initiatives taken…

Twinning programme on Foldscope Microscopy In Advance Teaching, Learning and Research

A one-day workshop cum hands-on training on, “Foldscope Microscopy In Advance Teaching, Learning and Research” was organized at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya (PDUAM), Eraligool, Assam, on 7th of March 2019 under Twinning Programme between Dr. Ekramul Islam, Principal investigator, Foldscope Project, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, West Bengal and Dr. Biswajit Deb Roy,…

Hands-on training of Foldscope in Balugaon College, Balugaon, Odisha.

Balugaon is a NAC (Notified Area Council) located just next to Chilika. In a coastal town like Balugaon, the fisherman and their children have lived for generations and are dependent on the lake for their livelihood i.e. the fish catches. But what they are not aware is that sustainable fishery depends on many other microscopic…

WORKSHOP ON FOLDSCOPE

One day Workshop on “Exploring the microbial world through foldscope” At Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gangtok 13.02.19 Conducted by ICAR- National organic farming research institute Tadong, Gangtok In this workshop the total of 144 student had participated which are from class VI, VII, VIII & IX standard. The student learned various thing like assembling of foldscope, slide…