Workshop on the use of Foldscope as a research tool at NIT Rourkela, Odisha

On 23rd January, Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta organized a workshop “ Use of Foldscope as a research tool ” at National Workshop on Genomics for Microbial Diversity and Taxonomy (GEMTAX- 2019)

Workshop on Use of Foldscope as a research tool at NIT Rourkela, Odisha


At first Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri gave a brief introduction about Foldscope and its applications.

Demonstration of Foldscope-

Demonstration of Foldscope

In this session members of our Foldscope team demonstrated how to use a Foldscope.  After demonstration few prepared slides were provided to the participants to observe under Foldscope.

Demonstration of Foldscope by Ranjan Das, member of Foldscope team

Slide preparation-

After demonstration session, Shouvik Mahanty, one of the members of our Foldscope team, demonstrated temporary slide preparation method using Fungi colonies.

Temporary slide preparation by Shovik Mahanty, at the workshop
Participants of the Workshop at NIT Rourkela, Odisha

Observation under Foldscope-

The prepared slides were observed by all the participants under Foldscope and images were taken using smartphone.

Students of NIT Rourkela, observing prepared slides under Foldscope


The concept of Foldscope and its applications were new to the participants.

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