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Rizal Hariadi joined Arizona State University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Physics and the Biodesign Institute. His scientific training began in Physics and Biochemistry
at Washington State University. His Ph.D. work under Erik Winfree and Bernard Yurke at Caltech focused on the non-equilibrium dynamics of DNA nanostructures and the hydrodynamics of bursting bubbles. He subsequently did postdoctoral research in single-molecule biophysics at the University of Michigan with Shiv Shivaramakrishnan and Harvard University with Peng Yin.
Rizal’s lab designs, builds, and optimizes biologically-inspired tools from molecular to centimeter- scale, such as DNA origami nanostructures and chip-scale DNA origami nanoarrays. By interfacing these nanostructures with other functional entities (e.g. proteins, inorganics, living cells), they use these tools to probe and perturb biological machines and their synthetic analogs. Along the way, they invent frugal technologies in the global health context for resource-poor settings.
Rizal is the recipient of an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award.
Foldscope : Democratizing Scientific Discovery By Delivering A Do-It-Yourself Microscope To Every Child.
What Are Foldscopes?
Foldscope is the $1 paper-origami microscope that you fold yourself. It is invented by the lab of Manu Prakash at Stanford. Foldscope is engineered to be extremely portable, indestructible, and to give image quality similar to conventional research microscopes (magnification of 140X and 1 μm resolution).
You will use your paper folding skills to build a fully-functional, portable and durable origami pocket microscope. Activities will include:
– A hands-on training on Foldscope construction, sample preparation, and image/video capture using smartphones.
– An introduction to https://microcosmos.foldscope.com and tutorial on uploading your images/movies to the microscomos website.
– Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone and samples from the campsite to look at under the Foldscope.
– You will be able to take home your own foldscope classroom kits to explore the biodiversity of the microscosmos around us.