An expedition to the WUR microcosmos

14 June 2023 at 12.00 - 13.00 hrs

Hunt down microbes in the microcosmos, and learn about Open Hardware microscopes. This expedition is part of the Wageningen Diversity Challenge

Time & Location

12.00 – 13.00 at the entrance of Axis X.

By whom

BioNanoTechnology, in collaboration with the Open Science Community Wageningen


During the initial 20 minutes of this excursion, we will gather water and soil samples from various locations across the campus.

Subsequently, we will reconvene in a meeting room, where we shall examine the collected samples, providing a glimpse into the hidden wonders of the microcosmos. To enhance our exploration, we will showcase state-of-the-art Open Hardware microscopes, including the Matchboxscope and the OpenFlexure.

In the event of rain, the samples will be gathered beforehand, and we will exclusively engage in the microscope session


If you are eager to join us on this extraordinary quest through the microcosmos, kindly send an email to