A digital microscopy system has been installed in the Department's teaching lab, initially for teaching Part IB of the Natural Science Tripos and the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos. The system is currently being used in conjunction with optical microscopes and has already been met with great enthusiasm by both teachers and students.
Glass slides are first scanned, resulting in high resolutiondigital images which can then be viewed on computer workstations installed in the teaching lab or over the network (including the Internet). The system will help preserve the Department's collection of fragile glass slides which includes samples that are now increasingly difficult to obtain.
Slides can be viewed here. (click 'Sign in as Guest' - the viewer software will then be installed, if required)