The Ernest and Helen Scott Haematological Research Institute

Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of The Scott-Waudby Charitable Trust, the University of Leicester has been able to establish a Haematological Research Institute that will enhance existing programs and make possible new initiatives in translational research in haemato-oncology. A summary of our vision and of our strengths can be found here.

We follow a programme of work covering four integrated streams:

  • Carry out basic science research activities to investigate the mechanisms of tumorigenesis and of resistance to therapies.
  • Develop new tools for diagnosis and stratification of patients for better response to therapies.
  • Develop new therapeutic agents and procedures.
  • Investigate the mechanisms of action of new therapies available in clinical trials and mechanism of resistance

Our strengths

  • Academic expertise
  • Clinical expertise
      • About 20 clinical trials are currently recruiting patients with Leukaemia and Lymphoma (ONO/GS4059)
      • Access to a large patient population covering Leicester, Northampton and Rutland
  • Translational research environment at Leicester:

Our Team:

Institute Director: Prof Martin Dyer

Institute Deputy Director: Prof Simon Wagner

Academic Clinical Lecturer: Dr Matt Ahearne

Institute Manager: Dr Sandrine Jayne

Clinical Research Fellow/PhD student: Dr Harriet Walter

Clinical Research Fellow/PhD Student: Dr Rebecca Allchin

Post-doc: Dr Larissa Lezina

PhD students: Mr Sami Mamand, Mr Matt Carr, Ms Afaf Alharthi

Academic Clinical Fellow: Dr Katie Wickenden

Research technician: Ms Nadia Nawaz, Mr Jagdish Mahale

Our collaborators in Leicester:

Prof Karen Brown

Prof Kelvin Cain

Dr Aude Echalier-Glazer

Dr Ildiko Gyory

Dr Salvador Macip

Prof Catrin Pritchard

Prof John Schwabe

Dr Meike Vogler

 

The list of our publications can be found here.

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T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170
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