How is ZEISS Primostar Enhancing Teaching and Routine Lab Work?
Three users tell about their experiences
ZEISS Primostar 3 is designed for education, training, or routine lab work with an emphasis on easy, ergonomic product handling. But how are its features actually used in classrooms and routine labs?
We asked Prof. José Poloni - working on urinalysis applications - as well as Dr. Edmund Lui and Prof. Liesl van As - teaching microscopy in interactive classrooms - about which features they enjoy most and why they use Primostar for their work and teaching.
Prof. José Poloni
José Poloni is a Professor who works mainly with microscopic analysis of clinical specimens. He graduated in Pharmacy-Biochemistry and has a Masters and a Doctoral degree, both in Health Sciences.
"Urinalysis is my field of interest. Phase contrast and polarized light microscopy are the gold standard methods to urine microscopy. These microscopic resources are very useful to the proper identification of urinary particles of clinical interest."
Dr. Edmund Lui
Dr. Edmund Lui is a lecturer in the School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Singapore Polytechnic. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Microbiology and teaches a range of Biomedical Science modules.
"All microscopes are connected to the network. So at a glance I can look at the progress of all the students instead of having to walk around. This saves a lot of time, and if I find something interesting that one of the students is seeing, I can project that image directly onto the monitor and have an active discussion about it."
Prof. Liesl van As
Liesl van As is an Associate Professor and Academic Head of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Her research focuses on fish parasitology, thus the use of stereo-, compound- and scanning electron microscopy is part of her life. She lectures different courses to the undergraduate students and supervises post graduate students, including microscopy.
"Our improved laboratory, with the newly installed ZEISS stereo- and compound microscopes, adds academic value to these courses. More important is the digital classroom, that resulted from the fact that 60 of the compound microscopes have built-in cameras that are, via wifi, connected to iPads."