48 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.

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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

    The Microscopists interviews David Piston (WUSTL)

    The Microscopists interviews David Piston (WUSTL)

    #48 — In this episode, we talk to David Piston, Professor and Head of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.

    David's first love was physics—until he was made to take a quantum mechanics class in graduate school! He now has a super successful career in biology, using innovative imaging and biochemical methods to identify new therapeutic targets for diabetes. And he puts this partially down to being in the right place at the right time!

    We hear about how he has successfully combined his love for travel and science by working at A*STAR in Singapore and teaching at the famous Woods Hole labs in Maine. We also discuss his hobbies of signing and sports—he's a big fan of the St Louis Cardinals!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Microscopists interviews Ed Boyden (MIT)

    The Microscopists interviews Ed Boyden (MIT)

    #47 — From an early start in the lab at just 14 years old, to running one of the largest neuroscience groups in the world, Ed Boyden is a Professor and group leader in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and an HHMI investigator.

    In this episode, we hear all about how despite his recent awards and huge success, he initially struggled to get a permanent role in academia, and how he believes you can help create your own luck in science.

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    • 49 min
    The Microscopists interviews Stefan Terjung (EMBL)

    The Microscopists interviews Stefan Terjung (EMBL)

    #46 — Stefan Terjung is operational manager at the Advanced Light Microscopy Facility in Heidelberg, one of the first microscopy core facilities established at the EMBL. We discuss new microscopy techniques, his favourite school subjects and guilty TV pleasures.

    We also chat about the excellent networking opportunities conferences can provide, fun nights out and dreams of retiring by the sea.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Microscopists interviews Eija Jokitalo (Uni of Helsinki)

    The Microscopists interviews Eija Jokitalo (Uni of Helsinki)

    #45 — Eija Jokitalo is the Director of the Electron Microscopy Unit at the University of Helsinki, whose work focuses on understanding organelle structure during cell division. We chat about why she believes imaging is key to solving biological problems, alternative career pathways inside a core facility and her outreach work in schools.

    We also hear about how she juggled a career in science with parenthood, the joy of model organisms and why she thinks bigger may not always be better in science!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Microscopists interviews Gail McConnell (Uni. Strathclyde)

    The Microscopists interviews Gail McConnell (Uni. Strathclyde)

    #44 — Gail McConnell, Professor of Biophotonics at the University of Strathclyde chats to Peter O'Toole about her groundbreaking work developing new imaging techniques on the Mesolens, discusses her career highlights, and remembers the time she once got into trouble at an international conference.

    We'll discuss creating good work-life balance, and how the first ever female professor of physics at the University of Strathclyde wasn't immune to feelings of imposter syndrome early in her career.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Microscopists interviews Elizabeth Villa (UC San Diego)

    The Microscopists interviews Elizabeth Villa (UC San Diego)

    #43 — Elizabeth Villa, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at UC San Diego talks to Peter O'Toole about the benefits of collaborative projects, the advantages and disadvantages of new microscopy techniques, and establishing fun lab traditions. We'll chat about her early career as a Fulbright Scholar, her movement into biology to work with microscopy rock stars in the US and Europe, and understanding the social side of proteins using Cryo-EM.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

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