A cutting-edge fluorescence microscope built with Lego blocks at YoMo Barcelona


Various media, including the newspaper “La Vanguardia”, have made reference to IRB Barcelona's participation in the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) through a workshop on a  fluorescence microscope made of Lego blocks. This event, which will be held today, will be given by Julien Colombelli, co-inventor of the microscope and Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory at the institute.

“We have managed to remove the optical complexity from the microscope and bring a Lego-based system that offers students the possibility to take images or videos themselves with their own mobile phones, yet functioning in 3D and using fluorescence on real biological samples,” remarks Julien. 

More information about IRB Barcelona's YoMo activities

Link to La Vanguardia

Link to EFE Futuro

Link to El Confidencial