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Our course tutors have many years experience in using microscopes professionally - mainly within a pathology and biology environment together with over 20 years as principals of Brunel Microscopes Ltd which is one of the leading independent microscopy supply companies in Europe.

Alan R Potter MBE, MPhil, DSc (Hon), FIBMS

Managing Director


Alan originally trained and qualified in Biomedical Science before becoming a hospital general manager and then CEO of a major science professional body. He founded Brunel Microscopes in 1983 and was made MBE in 2006 for services to science and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Westminster in 2007. He has held part time lecturing posts at the University of the West of England, Southampton and Portsmouth Universities.


In addition to general microscopy Alan has a particular interest in Polarising and Fluorescence microscopy.



Helen Murray Bsc, FIBMS, DIAPR

Sales and Technical Support Manager


Helen originally trained and qualified as a Biomedical Scientist in Ireland with qualifications in Immunology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion. She has a post graduate qualification in marketing and joined the Brunel Microscopes Ltd senior management team in 1999.


In addition to general microscopy Helen has a particular interest and expertise  in Photomicrography and digital image capture, and provides technical support on all aspects of microscopy in a pre and post sales capacity.