Sunday 12:30, 23. September 2018

Take a Closer Look

MikroMakro Parcours

At the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, we perform microsurgery that requires the assistance of a dissecting microscope. With the tissue highly magnified, we can perform tiny, precise movements to complete a variety of procedures. While microsurgery is just one component of our research, it symbolizes a process that all scientists carry out—zooming in on a specific problem.

When we focus our attention on a single aspect of something, whether using various forms of microscopy or not, this changes our perspective greatly. Minute details become more obvious, but it can also be a challenge to see how this small part fits into the whole. Using a dissecting microscope, we have prepared magnified images of both objects found in a science lab and everyday life. Participants can test their ability to recognize these objects when only a very small, magnified part is displayed.

Images prepared by Christina Boyle and Michelle Aimée Oesch.

Dr. Christina Boyle is research assistant at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology of the University of Zurich. More

Thomas Lutz is full professor for veterinary physiology und deputy director of the Institute of Veterinary Physiology at the University of Zurich More

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