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

Erin Tranfield (VIB Bioimaging Core, Ghent)

#78 — Erin Tranfield is Head of the VIB Bioimaging Core, Ghent. In this episode of The Microscopists, Erin joins Peter O’Toole to discuss her inspirational contributio...

Kelly Vere (University of Nottingham)

#77 — Kelly Vere is the University Director of Technical Strategy at the University of Nottingham. In this episode of The Microscopists, Kelly joins Peter O’Toole to d...

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 ...

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