The mouse is sitting at a microscope.

„Sendung mit der Maus“: LIN invites you to the world of microscopy

Traditionally the door opener day of the "Sendung mit der Maus" takes place on 3 October. Mouse fans all over Germany can then look behind doors that are normally locked. Dr. Werner Zuschratter and his team also opened the labdoors at the Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology (LIN) in Magdeburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and provided insights into the fascinating world of microscopy.

How does a microscope work? How can I build one on my own? How do I make a preparation? These and other questions were answered by the microscopy experts at the LIN during the Mouse Door Opener Day. Lab manager Werner Zuschratter explained: "We show optical experiments and present various microscopes - from 3D printers to high-resolution, modern devices. In addition, the participating children and teenagers will be able to make their own preparations, for example from cells in the oral mucosa, look inside a cell or analyse samples they have brought with them". Microscopes help to make things visible that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

All interested young researchers aged between 8 and 14 who had previously registered online were able to take part in the Mouse Door Opener Day at LIN on 3 October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

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