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Researcher, Microbiology, Bournemouth University

James Weiss is a professional microscopist with passion for microbial life. He spends many hours every day examining samples from ponds, lakes, rivers and the sea, capturing microbes on video.

James is the videographer of a very successful YouTube Channel, Journey to the Microcosmos (, and co-creator of the microscopy brand with the same name. He is the author of “The Hidden Beauty of the Microscopic World”. He daily posts outstanding videos on Instagram for over four years as @jam_and_germs and have influenced thousands of people to start microscopy.