Peter studied molecular biology and biochemistry of organisms and then genetics, molecular biology and virology at Charles University in Prague. Then he enrolled in the International Max Planck Research School and Dresden International PhD Program and did research on the trafficking of insulin secretory granules at Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden where he extensively performed quantitative live cell imaging using mostly TIRF microscopy, object detection and particle tracking, but also confocal, super-resolution and correlative light-electron microscopy microscopy.
Peter received his PhD from TU Dresden and then after a short wrap-up postdoc in Dresden he did 3 year postdoc at the Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. During his postdoc Peter used C. elegans as a model organism to study neuronal signaling.
However, Peter's passion for microscopy brought him back to Prague where he works at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the Laboratory of Biology of the Cell Nucleus and he uses quantitative super-resolution microscopy, in particular single-molecular localization microscopy, to study the functional organization of the cell nucleus and the role of nuclear phosphatidylinositol phosphates in the regulation of transcription. Peter is also affiliated with the Laboratory of Confocal and Fluorescent Microscopy at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague as a super-resolution microscopy specialist.