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ZEISS supports BIOTOPIA Lab with 16 microscopes

19 October 2023

Fascinating insights into nature

Inspect existing samples and exhibits or take samples yourself from the adjacent BIOTOPIA Lab garden and examine them under microscopes - since 4 October, with the support of ZEISS, the BIOTOPIA Lab has offered even more and more modern opportunities for exciting insights into nature.

The technology company has handed over 15 ZEISS Primostar 3 microscopes and a ZEISS Stemi 305 microscope to the BIOTOPIA Lab. The microscopes will be used in courses and workshops on a wide range of topics from biology and environmental science, which the BIOTOPIA Lab offers especially for school classes.

"The new microscopes from ZEISS provide pupils in the BIOTOPIA Lab with fascinating insights into the world of the microcosm," says a delighted Dr. Auguste von Bayern, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Förderkreis BIOTOPIA e.V. "On behalf of Förderkreis BIOTOPIA Naturkundemuseum Bayern, I would like to express my sincere thanks to ZEISS for this forward-looking support.

Getting children and young people excited about nature and STEM subjects

"With our microscopes, we want to give adults, but above all also children, fascinating insights into nature and awaken their fascination. The BIOTOPIA Lab provides an excellent setting for this," says Corey Alguire, Head of ZEISS Product Center Software Munich.

In the future, the microscopes will also be used in workshops for children and young people that ZEISS employees at the Munich site plan to hold in the BIOTOPIA Lab as part of the ZEISS initiative "A Heart For Science". "A Heart For Science" is a company volunteer programme from ZEISS that supports young people between the ages of 12 and 18 in the STEM field.

The microscopes are easy to operate and all have an integrated camera or camera connection. This allows the microscopes to be networked together and results to be shown wirelessly via beamers so that they can be discussed with the entire workshop group or class. "The Munich site is the Digital Innovation Hub for ZEISS in Germany. Software and digital are particularly important to us. That's why we have equipped the BIOTOPIA Lab with microscopes that students can use to collaborate in a digital classroom," says Alguire. The digital classroom enables an interactive, networked and modern learning environment.

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Prof. Dr Michael John Gorman and Dr Auguste von Bayern (from left) are delighted with the microscopes that Corey Alguire, Rebecca Berghorn and Peter Amend (from right) hand over to the BIOTOPIA Lab on behalf of ZEISS.

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