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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.

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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

    Paul Verkade (University of Bristol)

    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’Toole to discuss his inspirations and involvement in developing correlative light and electron micropy (CLEM). He also chats about co-establishing the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility and his favorite Christmas movies.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Timo Zimmermann (EMBL)

    Timo Zimmermann (EMBL)

    #71 — Timo Zimmermann is Team Leader in Light and Microscopy Service and Development at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Imaging Centre. In this episode of The Microscopists, Timo joins Peter O’Toole to discuss how the microscopy courses they have attended changed their career paths. They also chat about Timo's stunning recent 3D renderings using data he collected in 1996 and how Star Trek helped him learn a second language.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Panel Discussion — The Network of European Bioimage Analysts (NEUBIAS)

    Panel Discussion — The Network of European Bioimage Analysts (NEUBIAS)

    #70 — In this special panel discussion, Peter O'Toole is joined by members of the Network of European Bioimage Analysts (NEUBIAS), including:
    • Elnaz Fazeli, Imaging Specialist in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Helsinki.• Kota Miura, freelance image analyst and Vice Chair of NEUBIAS.• Robert Haase, Group Leader in Bio-image Analysis Technology Development in the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Physics of Life" at TU Dresden.
    In this episode of The Microscopists, the panel discusses how hard it is to establish a funding model for bioimage analysis core facilities—and why you need to be a bit weird (and very optimistic) to do it as a freelancer! They also chat about how much work can go into writing 20 lines of imaging code, hushpuppies, and beers named after dogs.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Panel Discussion — Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) Technology Focus

    Panel Discussion — Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) Technology Focus

    #69 — In this special technology focus episode, Peter O'Toole is joined by experts in Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS), including:
    • Thorsten Wohland, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore. • Annette Bergter, Marketing Manager, Business Sector Life Sciences at ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions.• Chris MacDonald, Researcher and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of York.
    In this episode of The Microscopists, the panel discusses why FCS data is so rich and illustrates how challenges of developing technology and instruments to make FCS more accessible are being overcome. They also compete for the best analogy—featuring car noises, living room furniture, and much more!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Beth Cimini (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)

    Beth Cimini (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)

    #68 — Beth Cimini is a Senior Group Leader at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. In this episode of The Microscopists, Beth joins Peter O’Toole to discuss the challenges of developing popular software tools like CellProfiler in academia and why harsh peer review leads to user-friendly software.
    They also chat about why someone on Twitter got mad when Beth shared a picture of pasta.
    Discover the research carried out by the Cimini Group: https://www.broadinstitute.org/bios/beth-cimini
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Panel Discussion — BioImaging North America (BINA) Executive Board Members

    Panel Discussion — BioImaging North America (BINA) Executive Board Members

    #67 — In this special episode, Peter O'Toole is joined by Executive Board Members of BioImaging North America (BINA), including:
    • Alison North, Research Associate Professor and Senior Director at The Rockefeller University. • Claire Brown, Associate Professor & Director, Advanced BioImaging Facility at McGill University.• Nikki Bialy, BINA Program Coordinator at the Morgridge Institute for Research.
    In this episode of The Microscopists, the panel discusses the origins of BINA, why it's beneficial to have inclusive and diverse technique-based communities and the challenges, ideas, and future prospects for BINA.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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