Did you know that you can use foldable microscopes and your smartphone to discover the microcosmos at 100-times magnification?
We teamed up with the Raissig group and the Engel group for the European Researchers’ Night in Heidelberg and packed our stations with Foldcopes. During few hours at Friday night, over 300 children and adults explored samples from nature including plant tissues and animal models such hydras, as well as cell culture samples such mouse embryonic stem cells and lung cancer cells. This #microCOSmos exploration could not be hosted in a better place: The incredible botanic garden of Heidelberg, which was illuminated with colourful LEDs and sparked with a great cocktail bar. We were also well-accompanied by the microscopes of the Nikon Imaging Center and the symbiosis station of the Guse lab, all part of the initiative of the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS Heidelberg) for the the Nacht der Forschung Heidelberg.
We thank all the PhD researchers and master students that helped organising this activity!
You can see more images in twitter searching for #microCOSmos