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.

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Eric Betzig (University of California)

#12 — This episode of The Microscopists was recorded LIVE with a very special guest - Eric Betzig!We already know so much about Eric, but I hope that our chat will rev...

Petra Schwille (Max Planck Institute)

#11 — Petra is a dedicated high flyer that simply loves her work (and her music, for which there is little she cannot play to concert level!). We chat about how she wa...

Jeff W. Lichtman (Harvard University)

#10 — From Cajal to Google, networks to solve networks! Jeff is another person who simply does not stop innovating and exploiting new technology. In this podcast, he t...

Dan Davis (The University of Manchester)

#9 — What a time to chat with an immunologist! It makes a change to hear Dan talking about himself, how he developed his career, including the real motivation to becom...

Lucy Collinson (The Francis Crick Institute)

#8 — Lucy Collinson has been at the forefront of 3D volume and correlated electron microscopy since setting up the internationally renowned facilities at the Cancer Re...

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