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...

Viewing Rhizopus under foldscope

Since in the workshop I was expecting the bread mold to be Rhizopus But it turned to be Aspergillus species. To make my concepts clear Teacher handed me preserved material of Rhizopus.I prepared its slide and observed it under foldscope and now could make out clear cut difference between Rhizopus and Aspergillus. I failed to…

Fungus on Bread under foldscope

The moldy bread that Mamta got from mess by explored using foldscope. I was sure it would be Rhizopus. But it turned out to be some other mold ——- probably Aspergillus species. I could see loose sores (conidia) spread all over.

AMAZING WORLD OF MARINE PLANKTONS – AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Students of Artchouna Soupraya Naikar Government Middle School Mudaliarpet collected water samples from the Bay of Bengal using Plankton Nets and observed the Marine Planktons thro Foldscope and photographed it. Students of Artchouna Soupraya Naikar Government Middle School Mudaliarpet collected water samples from the Bay of Bengal using Plankton Nets and observed the Marine Planktons…

Pollinia of Calotropis under foldscope

Calotropis commonly called as Ak in native language is a milkweed because of the milky latex produced. Calotropis is a common weed found abundantly in North India. The peculiar thing about its pollen grains is the formation of Pollinia. Using a foldscope I could easily observe and understand the structure of a pollinium. From a Calotropis flower, I firstly…

NER Twinning: Bijni College, Assam visits St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Date: 1st & 2nd Mar 2019Place: Mumbai, MaharashtraTwinning Partners: Dr Sewali Pathak, Bijni College, Assam & Dr Maya Murdeshwar and Dr Sujata Deshpande, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, Maharashtra.Description:Dr Sewali Pathak visited Mumbai as part of the NER twinning project. Due to the semester-end exams in St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai, a workshop could not…

Workshop on Foldscope

School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University and Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, jointly in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organized a workshop on Flodscope at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipure, DumDum, West Bengal, India on 27th July 2019

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…

WORKSHOP ON FOLDSCOPE AT ALIPURDUAR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a one day workshop on Foldscope, at Railway Higher Secondary School, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India, on 8th May 2019, in collaboration with Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search. Introductory Session- The workshop started with a basic introduction to the microscopic world and microscope to the participants, after…

Cells of red leaves of Poinsettia

The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts. Poinsettia flowers are small, green or yellow, and grow inconspicuously in the center of each leaf bunch. The ancient Aztecs (the Mexican Indians) prized the Poinsettia as a symbol of purity. Centuries later, Mexico’s…

Alternaria species observed under Foldscope

Alternaria is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma. Alternaria is a ubiquitous fungal genus with numerous species that cause pre- and post-harvest damage to agricultural products including…