Profile of Peter O'Toole
Peter is Director of the Bioscience Technology Facility at the University of York covering the broad technologies required for a multi-disciplined Department of Biology.
He has also built up and heads the highly successful Imaging and Cytometry Labs which includes an array of confocal microscopes, flow cytometers, electron microscopes and novel instrumentation. Peter gained his PhD in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory at Essex and has been involved in many aspects of fluorescence imaging. Research is currently focused on both technology and method development of novel probes and imaging modalities including label-free and multiplex imaging . His lab also provides research support to many academics and commercial organisations and he has ongoing collaborations and consultancy contracts with many leading microscopy and cytometry companies.
Peter serves on an array of committees for e.g. BBSRC , MRC, CZI, CTLS, ELMI, and Vice-President of the Royal Microscopical. Peter is also heavily involved with microscopy and cytometry training through a variety of international courses.