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Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 7:00pm
Congratulations! Great tool for working with protists. Looking forward to a continuing collaboration with all the wonderful Foldscope ambassadors!
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PrakashLab @PrakashLab
We opened our lab doors exactly 7 years ago, today. Just got news that we get to keep the doors open for another decade. This is a toast to every one of you who has passed through these doors, shaped and molded us. For all the countless inspiring, curious moments. Thank you.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 2:27pm
Great 2018 Scied meeting @NIHSciEd. Stimulating talks, fun and informative round table discussions, and lots of opportunities to meet new people and build new collaborations.
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 9:35am
Wonderful ASSET Foldscope workshop! Jim Cybulski and Laks Iyer did an amazing job showing the many different ways Foldscopes can be used. Still images, videos, projections, dark field imaging of Tetrahymena and many other things. Great discussion of classroom uses for Foldscopes. sepaasset photo
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:40am
Looking forward to a great ASSET teacher workshop featuring the use of Foldscopes in the classroom (4/28) followed by a public talk by Jim Cybulski, President and CEO of Foldscope (4/30). If you are in the area, workshop's full but talk is open to the public. Details attached. sepaasset photo


ASSETThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:55am
ASSET is hosting a Foldscope workshop a Cornell University on 1/14/17. You can check out what we will be doing at
ASSETThursday, October 6th, 2016 at 10:45am
Teachers - do you have talented students who need additional challenges? ASSET can provide support for independent student classroom research projects using Tetrahymena, a safe, easy-to-grow protozoan, as a research organism. Check out .

Participating students get to experience what real research is all about, from coming up with a question that interests them and doing some reading to see what has been done before, to designing and planning a workable experimental approach, to writing a research proposal and requesting whatever supporting materials they need, to carrying out their research project, to writing up a report in a format that best suits their topic.

Students can apply to ASSET for the loan of needed equipment and supplies not available at their school. Application materials are available on the website.

For students more interested in science from a societal perspective, who prefer reading and thinking about scientific issues and their effects on society rather than working in a lab, ASSET also offers support for the development of an independent research project exploring some aspect of the impact of science and scientific advances on society, now or throughout history.

For general information on independent research, check out the resources here .

For more information, contact us at
ASSETMonday, August 15th, 2016 at 2:45pm
Here are pictures of ASSET visiting a 5th grade class. We brought ciliates and foldscopes and the response was awesome! Take a look!
ASSETSaturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6:25pm
Microscopic Protozoan Pac-Man!?

Researchers in Norway created a real-life microscopic version of the popular Pac-Man arcade game, populated with ciliates as the beloved character. The idea stemmed from creating a way to study the behavior of the organisms in an environment more closely resembling their natural habitat than a simple 2D petri dish.
ASSETThursday, August 4th, 2016 at 5:23pm
If your students are interested in doing independent research using Tetrahymena as a model organism, check out ASSET's new Independent Research option at ASSET can help provide guidance, materials, and equipment to interested students.
ASSETWednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 10:09pm
Cilia are remarkable structures, and Tetrahymena are the perfect organism to study them!