The Microscopists is a podcast from Bitesize Bio and ZEISS Microscopy that takes you into revealing, entertaining, and personal meetings with the great microscopists of our time. Your host is Dr Peter O’Toole. Peter will help you understand what drives great, successful scientists, what really inspires them and what they enjoy most in life.

This set of candid, fun, and engaging interviews serves not only to help inspire upcoming scientists but to show how career tracks and work-life balance are managed by some of the best. Not only are they great at work, but they have some amazing stories to tell about their lives outside science.

Latest Episodes

Panel Discussion — Non-academic Career Paths

#S7:E75 — In this episode, Peter O'Toole hosts an entertaining panel discussion with former members of his lab group who have gone on to pursue non-academic science ca...

Graham Wright (A*STAR Agency for Science, Technology and Research)

#75 — Graham Wright is the Director of the Research Support Centre at A*STAR Agency for Science, Technology and Research. In this episode of The Microscopists, Graham ...

Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez (University of Gothenburg)

#74 — Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez is the Head of the Centre for Cellular Imaging Core Facility, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and President of the Core Technologies ...

John Eriksson (Euro-BioImaging)

#73 — John Eriksson is the Director General of Euro-BioImaging. In this episode of The Microscopists, John joins Peter O’Toole to discuss how he fell in love with micr...

Paul Verkade (University of Bristol)

#72 — Paul Verkade is a Professor of Bioimaging in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol. In this episode of The Microscopists, Paul joins Peter O’To...

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