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Peter's new role

Posted on 12 July 2017

Congratulations to Dr Peter O'Toole who has been elected Vice President of the Royal Microscopical Society.

Peter, who is Head of Imaging and Cytometry at the Department of Biology, was delighted to take on the role in the society which has been at the forefront of microscopy and imaging since 1839.

"We are the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world," he said. "We serve the needs of our company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services." 

The society provides a great community for microscope users, with a busy calendar of training courses and networking events each year. It produces the Journal of Microscopy and infocus magazine exclusively for members and a wide range of microscopy handbooks.

"Our Outreach Activities are wide reaching, ranging from our free Microscope Activity Kits for primary schools, to our Facilities Database - the best resource for microscope and imaging facilities," he continued.

"To ensure our activities remain up-to-date with the latest techniques and applications, the society is advised and guided by its Scientific Section Committees, made up from those working at the forefront of their fields, both in industry and academia."

The Royal Microscopical Society is a registered Charity, number 241990.