Fluorescence microscopy is the technique of choice in many science labs to image living samples. It allows to visualize biological samples such as cells or proteins with high contrast, as they shine bright on a black background. Unfortunately, fluorescent microscopes are expensive, and students don’t usually get a chance to use them before college or grad school. But with the BioBus DIY microscope kit, you can build your own fluorescent microscope in just a few simple steps!
We used our microscope to image the central nervous system of fruit fly larvae.