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)
At first Dr. Punarbasu Chaudhuri gave a brief introduction about Foldscope and its applications.
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.
After demonstration session, Shouvik Mahanty, one of the members of our Foldscope team, demonstrated temporary slide preparation method using Fungi colonies.
Observation under Foldscope-
The prepared slides were observed by all the participants under Foldscope and images were taken using smartphone.
The concept of Foldscope and its applications were new to the participants.