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Added April 19th: Michael Davidson RIP. Michael Davidson will be a name familiar to many for his large part in
creating one of the finest, if not a contender for the finest, optical
microscopy resources on the web - 'Molecular Expressions'. For others who may also not have been aware, sadly he died aged 65 of lung
cancer in December 2015. A fascinating article in the 'New York Times'
summarises his many achievements including that he "contributed to Nobel
Prize-honored research about the inner workings of cells".
As Micscape Ed, I liaised with him a number of times and always found him
very keen to support and recognise enthusiast level microscopy as well as the
cutting edge microscopy that he was involved with. One of the pages I most enjoy
on 'Molecular Expressions' is the in-depth exploration of how the toy Intel Play
QX3 computer microscope worked, its optical performance and how it could be
improved - a reflection of his interest in promoting microscopy at all
Quite a legacy that he's left for optical microscopy.
Video websites such as YouTube continue to offer an expanding variety of resources related to macro and microscopy. Two excellent channels are shared below.
Tiny World channel by Rubén Duro Pérez presents a striking selection of professional videos (15 at the time of writing) showing aspects of the macro and microscopic world around us. Thank you to Rubén for letting us know.
iBiology Microscopy Course 'Bringing the world's best biology to you'. Over 70 videos up to 1 hour long have been offered to date. Professionally presented by experts, they discuss every aspect of optical microscopy. For further background on the course structure and directors, see the supporting website www.ibiology.org Thank you to Bill Resch and Yahoo forum correspondents for highlighting the series.
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Below are some of
our favourites, which includes sites with
extensive links and/or resources for the
optical microscopy enthusiast.
www.quekett.net/forum/index.php forum for both
Quekett Microscopical Club members and
Diatom Forum P
Algae-L 'Forum for marine, freshwater and terrestrial algae'. Access to Archives possible for non-subscribers.
Diatom-L 'Research on the diatom algae.' Access to Archives for subscribers only. Link was current March 2016. Many online diatom resources point to an outdated Indiana Univ. listserver. (With thanks to Rob Kimmich for the current link.)
sites (also see Societies and Clubs page.)
Journal, 'infocus' and other resources for members and the community.
Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin and meetings for members.
collated by Steve Gill formerly on
CD and now free on Micscape.
Ireland - resource site by
hunter a free monthly
microscopy enthusiast magazine
edited by Oliver Kim
Independent Generation of Research (IGoR) - Wiki style resource for citizen scientists to share their work.
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and free online at DBNL.
slides by Howard Lynk
Klaus Kemp's 'Diatoms' website - offers regional strews and arranged prepared slides of diatoms, an 8 form test slide, radiolaria, insect scales etc and prepares arranged slides on commission.
projects by Ely Silk
Ireland' resource by Leszek Wolnik
makers of microscopes and microscope
Stevenson's extensive resource
Victorian slide makers
rocking microtome resources including
www.willemsmicroscope.com Dutch enthusiast Willem Cramer's website
Stefano Barone's Diatom Shop sale of his own prepared and arranged slides of diatoms, radiolaria and forams.
Stefano Barone's 'Microworlds' blog regularly updated blog and diary where Stefano showcases and discusses the typical examples of the slides he has prepared.