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The scientific process has evolved a lot since the 17th century – and one important piece of technology remains a pillar of modern research: the microscope. Who was the mind behind this revolutionary discovery? Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, “the Father of Microbiology”.

Joining us to discuss this fascinating subject is Brian J. Ford, an independent research biologist, author, and lecturer. Brian is an international authority on the microscope, and is known for his work that has revolutionized many major areas of science. As someone who has broken new ground in the public accessibility of science, there’s no one better to unpack the history of the microscope than him…

Join us now to explore:

  • Who Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was, and the contributions he made to the creation of the microscope. 
  • The most intriguing parts of Leeuwenhoek’s microscope specimens.
  • The many pieces that make up a microscope. 

To learn more about Brian and his work, you can visit his website here!

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