The purpose of this workshop was to enlighten the participants with the latest innovation, paper-based microscope developed at Stanford University by Dr Manu Prakash. It was created from simple paper and lens that can be easily assembled at home and offers a wide scope of applications in research and academic. The Foldscope is an effective educational and training tool to help students understand Physics, Chemistry, Biology and instrumentation. Moreover, it also helps to excite students in the subjects. Similarly, it is a powerful frugal innovation for advanced research as well. The Department of Microbiology of Ganpat University aims to spread awareness among young research minds regarding the development of a novel scientific approach. The attendees were acquainted with the basics and recent advances of nanobiotechnology, that is a discipline in which tools from nanotechnology are developed and applied to study biological phenomena. For example, nanoparticles can serve as probes, sensors or vehicles for biomolecule delivery in cellular systems.
The scope of the workshop
The aim of this workshop was to allow the participants an opportunity to discuss the recent innovations in the field of microscopy, nanobiotechnology.