60 episodes

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.

Browse all The Microscopists episodes here:
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The Microscopists Bitesize Bio

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

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.

Browse all The Microscopists episodes here:
http://bit.ly/the-microscopists-pds

    Mahmoud Maina (BioRTC), Ben Loos (SABI), and Caron Jacobs (ABIC)

    Mahmoud Maina (BioRTC), Ben Loos (SABI), and Caron Jacobs (ABIC)

    #60 — In this episode of The Microscopists, Peter O'Toole is joined by three representatives of bioimaging networks in Africa: Caron Jacobs of the African BioImaging Consortium (ABIC), Ben Loos of the South African BioImaging Community (SABI) and Mahmoud Maina of the Biomedical Science Research and Training Centre (BioRTC) at Yobe State University. They discuss how their communities operate, and what the challenges are for researchers using microscopy in Africa. We learn about equipment shortages and lack of local training, and we hear about researchers who keep the communities running on a volunteer basis.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Aydogan Ozcan (UCLA)

    Aydogan Ozcan (UCLA)

    #59 — Aydogan Ozcan is Chancellor’s Professor and HHMI Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Aydogan joins Peter to talk about how advances in imaging technology could make security screening less invasive, the importance of communicating science to the public, and why you need to take ownership of your research.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Laura Waller (UC Berkeley)

    Laura Waller (UC Berkeley)

    #58 — Laura Waller is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. In this episode of The Microscopists, Laura joins Peter O'Toole to talk about how she got interested in optics and engineering and what it's like to run a lab. She also talks about her unusual extreme reading hobby, which has seen her read scientific papers atop mountains, on an elephant, and in zero gravity!
    Follow Peter, Laura and UC Berkeley on Twitter!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Michael Albiez (Zeiss Microscopy)

    Michael Albiez (Zeiss Microscopy)

    #57 — Michael Albiez is CEO of Carl Zeiss Research Microscopy Solutions. He chats to Peter O'Toole about how Zeiss Microscopy recently won the German Future Prize live on national TV, and he shares what it's like to connect with many different researchers who all use microscopy in their work. We also hear about his aspirations to become a teacher, and his musical experience playing in a jazz trio.
    Follow Peter and Zeiss on Twitter!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Stefan Hell (Max Planck Institute)

    Stefan Hell (Max Planck Institute)

    #56 — Stefan Hell is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Göttingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. In this episode of The Microscopists, Stefan tells Peter O'Toole about his quest to overcome the diffraction barrier, why he doesn't think of himself as a microscopist, and staying motivated after winning a Nobel Prize. They also chat about food, hiking in the hills, and spending time with family.
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    #TheMicroscopists #STEDmicroscopy  #microscopy #imaging #NobelPrize

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Emma Lundberg (Stanford and KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

    Emma Lundberg (Stanford and KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

    #55 — Emma Lundberg is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford, Professor in Cell Biology Proteomics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Head of the Subcellular Section of the Human Protein Atlas. Emma joins Peter O’Toole to talk about crowdsourcing image analysis for the Human Protein Atlas program within the EVE Online virtual game. We also hear how she manages research groups in two time zones and her love of skiing.
    Watch or Listen to all episodes of The Microscopists here: http://bit.ly/the-microscopists-pds
    #TheMicroscopists #imaging #citizenscience

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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Really enjoying this series

Great to listen to on the commute or while setting up samples for imaging 🔬

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