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Lídia Bardia: "The fact that it is built with Lego blocks fascinates young students"

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1 Mar 17

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On the occasion of the official presentation of LegoLish-Mot (Lego Light Sheet Microscopy-Motorized) during the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo), Euskadi's Radio channel EiTB talks to Lídia Bardia, Research Officer with the Advanced Digital Microscopy Facility at IRB Barcelona. LegoLish-Mot is an innovative light sheet microscope (a kind of microscope that illuminates the sample with a sheet of light) built with Lego blocks.

"The fact that it is built with Lego blocks fascinates young students and will hopefully motivate future talents in science. Also, LEGOLish-Mot costs much less than a commercial microscope," stresses the researcher. "The students are delighted, they have all played with Lego," she adds.

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