Dr. Peter O'Toole

Department of Biology, University of York

Divide and Conquer: Running a Multi-Disciplinary Facility

Dr. Peter O’Toole, Director of Bioscience Technology Facility and Head of Imaging and Cytometry at the University of York, explains how the facility decides which microscope to buy so as to benefit the wide variety of disciplines which use the unit. He further outlines why he has chosen to equip the facility with a range of microscopes.

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Peter is the Bioscience Technology Facility Director at the University of York. More
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Dr. Peter O'Toole

Department of Biology, University of York

Peter is the Bioscience Technology Facility Director at the University of York covering the broad technologies required for a multi-disciplined Department of Biology and heads the highly successful Imaging and Cytometry Labs (advanced LM/EM/Cytometry). Research is focused on technology/method development of novel imaging modalities, whilst the service labs provide research support to many academic/commercial organisations and consultancy contracts with leading manufacturers. Peter is Vice-President of the Royal Microscopical Society and serves on an array of international committees and organises international microscopy and cytometry conferences and courses.