Since 2017 BioDIP offers a course in light microscopy to pupils of the secondary school „Gymnasium Bürgerwiese“. Primary goal is to have FUN while learning fundamentals in optics as well as discovering & observing biological processes.
Every other week we teach a lesson on a certain topic, e.g. Why is it important to wash your hands? How do plants breath?
To answer these questions we use a light microscope whose structure and function is repeatedly explained to all pupils. Eventually, they are able use them independently.
Along with the bi-weekly sessions at the school we offer two tours to some of BioDIP’s institutes: MTZ (Medical Theoretical Center), CSBD (Center for Systems Biology Dresden) and MPI-CBG (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics).
On Oct 24, 2018 we started into the new school year with a session that introduced the light microscope in its function and structure.
Here are some impressions from the previous course in 2017/18: