Amazing flowers

Foldscope activities,  kids in Innovation Hub at Agastya.Students explored the foldscope view of different flowers which was found  in Agastya Campus. Its a really wonderful field cum Lab activity         

Cyanobacteria

Sample no.48, sample was observed under foldscope.

Cyanobacteria

Sample no.44, sample was collected from visapur fort and observed under foldscope.

Cyanobacteria

Sample no.43, sample was collected from visapur fort and observed under foldscope.

Ciliate motion: Saltation and its possible reversal in Cyclidium

One aspect that strikes you when you look at microbial life is the range of types of motion. It is what brings out the oohs and aahs to people around you. Each type of motion is a product of finding a solution to the Reynold’s number problem (Its like swimming in jelly for these critter), escape…

Seeking help on making sample slides

Hey guys, just needed some help. I have my foldscope with me but am so far I have been unsuccessful in viewing magnified samples. I have tried hair strand, tulsi leaf, onion peel, but to no avail. Please share some guidance on how to make perfect sample slide and other relevant tips w.r.t. viewing sample…

Detecting Hepatitis B virus associated cellular changes in needle aspirate samples of HBV linked Hepatocellular carcinoma patients of different stages

Hematoxylin and Eosin stained sections from Fine Needle Aspirates (FNAC) samples of HCC patients. HCC patients belonging to different stages (lower stage (a-b) and higher stage (c-d). The photomicrgraphs demonstrates cellular clusters of small cells with enlarged central vein and disorganized architecture (Fig a and b). Figure c and d represents cancer cells in FNAC…

Foldscope helped unfold the myth of potatoes with purple veins

While cooking potatoes, I took potatoes which looked normal from outside, but when I cut open a raw potato it showed purple veins from inside. My mother-in-law told me to throw as it was poisonous. I wondered what it could be due to? I scrapped a few cells on a slide to observe the difference…

Foldscope orientation Programme in Banambar Academy, Bhimpur, Odisha

On 13th of February 2019, the outreach programme for school children was held in Banambar Academy, Bhimpur on the theme “Outreach programme on seagrass biodiversity of Chilika under Foldscope”. The active participants were the Principal, teachers and 200 young brains of standard 8th and 9th. A talk on Chilika, a Ramsar site of India was…

T.S. of fern Rhizome

Foldscope outreach programme at Godavarish Vidyapith, Banpur Odisha

The Foldscope team of Wetland Research and Training Centre, Chilika Development Authority, Balugaon in their pursuit for raising awareness about the sustainable management and conservation of natural resources of Chilika Lagoon visited Godavarish Vidyapita, Banpur, on 13th February 2019. This school was located about 15 Km away from Chilika in a small coastal village Banpur…

Foldscope demonstration in Noonmati High School

A foldscope orientation programme was conducted by CEE North East at Noonmati High School in Guwahati. Students and science teachers attended the programme, At first students were briefly introduced into the principles of microscopy. Afterwards they prepared slides with flowers and small onion pieces, which were later on showed to the class under the foldscope….

Different flower pollen type

Different flowering plant were collected during December 2018 to January 2019 from Mizoram university campus pollen, ovary, stigma were observed for different species.

Foldscope orientation at Guwahati Railway High School

A Foldscope orientation programme was conducted by CEE North East at Guwahati Railway High School. Students and science teachers attended the programme, At first students were briefly introduced into the principles of microscopy. Afterwards they prepared slides with flowers and small onion pieces, which were later on showed to the class under the foldscope. One…

A National Workshop on orientation of scientists and teachers of colleges, schools and university on foldscope microscopy was held in SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu, J&k

A one day National workshop on orientation of teachers and scientists of schools, colleges and universities on foldscope microscopy was organised by PI Dr. Renu Gupta and JRF Ms. Shiwali at SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu on 4th of december, 2018. Scientists from different universities, professors from different colleges and techers from different schools participated in this workshop. It was a very informative session for all the participants. They were fascinated by this new innovation. It was a great experience for all of us.

Detecting Hepatitis B virus associated cellular changes in needle aspirate samples of HBV linked Hepatocellular carcinoma patients of different stages

Stained Rat liver section observed under foldscope. Panel A shows H&E stained DEN treated rat liver section, with disorganized liver architecture, dilated sinusoids, and expanded portal vein. Panel B shows the same section, with  Oil red-O staining where the positive red staining is more as lipogenic molecules are more active in  this sample. a &...

Cyanobacteria

Sample no.64, the sample was observed under foldscope. The sample was collected from varanda ghat.