Use of Foldscope in field study (Urpod wetland, Goalpara district, Assam)

A field study was carried out at Urpod wetland of Goalpara district, Assam on 20/04/2019 with an objective to study the diversity of aquatic organisms in the wetland using Foldscope. The participants were from B.A. Semester-IV of Goalpara College, Goalpara. They learned how to assemble and use the foldscope at field level. They also observed…

One day Workshop on Foldscope for School students

Workshop at Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) Bhopal in which many schools of Bhopal participated and learnt about Foldscope on 29/09/2018 where students and teachers of more than 12 schools participated. The students were very much fascinated about the instrument and very curious about using it.

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 ‘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…

Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Ticks were collected from dogs and stored in 10% Formalin. Based on the Anatomy, the tick was identified as Rhipicephalus sanguineus under foldscope.

Microalgal cell Microalgal cell with hyphae.Mixed microlgal cells. Microalgal cell with hyphae from another microscopic field.

OUTREACH – Workshop on “Foldscopes” for participants of Salters’ Chemistry Camp

Ahands on session on “Foldscopes” was carried out for 65 participants(31 girls and 34 boys) studying in the IX th standard in State Governmentschools from Bhopal, Dewas, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Shahpur,Ujjain, Bhauri, Bakaniya of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This was a part of athree day residential program organised by The Royal Society of Chemistry(India)…

Microalgae under Foldscope

Single celled microalgaeMicroalgae under foldscopeMicroalgae from differnt field of foldscopeMicroalgal cells Mixed microalgal cell under foldscope

Staining of bacteria from microalgal culture

Staining of bacteria from microalgal cultureSimple staining of bacteria under foldscopeGram staining of microalgal consortia isolatesSimple staining of bacteria in different microscopic fieldSimple staining of bacteria in different field under foldscope Staining of bacteria from microalgal cultureStaining of bacteria with cell phone's 4X digital zoom under foldscopeStaining of bacteria 

Foldscoping at Science Congress

We participated at Mizoram Science Congress exibition and introduced the foldscope to the students and people who visited the exibition on 4th and 5th October.   Water sample taken from a playground near the school.

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Green Microalgal cellChlorophyceaeSingle cell microalgaeSingle cell microalgae under foldscope

Spirulina observed in collected samples

We viewed the august samples during the month of september. We have been observing different plankton species and we are quite overjoyed to find Spirulina in the samples as they have a great medicinal value and are good sources of energy.