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[MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy
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  • [MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy

    [MH032] Safety issues and Microscopy

    Oct 3, 2022 • 18:15

    How safe is it to grow microorganisms? In this podcast episode, I will discuss this topic.

  • [MH031] Salmonella outbreak! A case of very bad kitchen hygiene

    [MH031] Salmonella outbreak! A case of very bad kitchen hygiene

    Apr 17, 2022 • 27:47

    Here I present a case of a Salmonellosis outbreak. It was due to appealing kitchen hygiene. Link to the article here.

  • [MH030] How many species of microoganisms are there?

    [MH030] How many species of microoganisms are there?

    Oct 14, 2021 • 15:54

    The uncertainty is high: The definition of a microbial species, and the difficulty of culturing them contributes to making the estimate on the total number of microbial species difficult. References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3160642/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2644

  • [MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination

    [MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination

    Oct 12, 2021 • 22:46

  • [MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes

    [MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes

    Oct 12, 2021 • 14:25

    Try to avoid these mistakes when using a microscope! Here I talk about some common mistakes that I have seen beginning microscopists make. Watch the youtube video here.

  • [MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?

    [MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 17:38

    If you do not know which parasite to look for, then it can be difficult to identify them. Some parasites can be diagnosed entirely by looking at the symptoms, and a microscopic analysis is not necessary.

  • [MH026] Why living things have they name that they have

    [MH026] Why living things have they name that they have

    Oct 12, 2021 • 26:22

    In this episode, I will explain the naming of organisms. A basic understanding of this can prove to be quite useful also for the identification of microorganisms under the microscope.

  • [MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?

    [MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 7:57

    You can see bacteria already at a total magnification of 400x. But magnification is not everything. You also need to have sufficient contrast.

  • [MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?

    [MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?

    Oct 12, 2021 • 9:25

    There are several reasons, why you might not abel able to see some specimen features using a light microscope.

  • [MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it

    [MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it

    Oct 12, 2021 • 31:14

    In this episode, I give some advice on what you can do to obtain a crisp image using your microscope. Keywords: microscope, focus, image, picture, resolution, magnification

[MH022] What is the best microscope?

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[MH022] What is the best microscope?
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The best microscope is the one that you will use the most often. But on the more serious side: In this episode I will outline some of the quality considerations of microscopes, and this is not only limited to mechanical and optical quality. Keywords: microscope, Friedrich Löffler, compound microscope, Olympus, Zeiss, Nikon, Leica

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[MH021] How to capture videos of fast moving microorganisms?

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[MH021] How to capture videos of fast moving microorganisms?
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There are several things that you have to do to get a good picture of fast moving microorganisms: Restrict the movement of the microbes, ensure correct microscope settings, ensure correct camera settings. Keywords: specimen, camera, depth of field, field of view, focus, motion blur, exposure time

[MH020] What are the differences between electron and light microscopes?

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[MH020] What are the differences between electron and light microscopes?
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Both electron and light microscopes play important roles in research. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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[MH018] Connecting a microscope camera to an iPad

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[MH018] Connecting a microscope camera to an iPad
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[MH016] What is Life?

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[MH016] What is Life?
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[MH015] Why are there different cells in one organism?

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[MH015] Why are there different cells in one organism?
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[MH014] Which microscope for biotechnology?

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[MH014] Which microscope for biotechnology?
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[MH013] Should I buy a used microscope?

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[MH013] Should I buy a used microscope?
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