Awards and Esteem

ECMC logoThe excellence of our research has also led Leicester to be designated as one of only 15 Cancer Research UK Centres of Excellence, and one of 20 Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in the UK. 

The ECMC is jointly supported by Cancer Research UK and the Departments of Health for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, bring together experts in cancer biology (lab scientists) with clinical researchers (cancer doctors) to speed up the flow of ideas from the lab bench to the patient's bedside. In this way, scientists can work with the clinic, to identify the needs of doctors and their patients, and come up with new ways to tackle cancer. And doctors have access to the very latest new drugs to test in clinical trials, finding out if potential treatments are safe and effective.

For more information on the ECMC Network and Leicester, please use the link: Leicester ECMC Centre.

For more information on the CRUK Leicester Centre, please use the link: CRUK Leicester Centre


"95% of the research recognised internationally with over half recognised as excellent or world leading."

The quality of our basic and translational research has been recognised in the 2008 RAE with 95% of the research recognised internationally with over half ranked excellent or world leading.

A number of our academic staff also hold awards and distinguished positions within the Realm, and on National and International Research Panels and Societies within the field.

2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List
  • MBE - Professor Guy Rutty, for services to the Police.

Professor Karen Brown

  • 2007 - present - Secretary, UK Environmental Mutagen Society (

Professor Martin Dyer

  • Member, Leukaemia Research Training and Career Development Sub-Committee
  • Member, British Committee for Standards in Haematology
  • Chair for Haematology, East Midlands Cancer Network
  • Member, International Lymphoma Study Group
  • Associate Editor, Best Practice and Resaerch Clinical Haematology

Professor Andreas Gescher

  • 2008 - 2011 - Chairman, British Association for Cancer Research (
  • Present - 2012 - Member, Scientific Advisory Board on Food Research Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  • Present - 2015 - Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Yorkshire Cancer Campaign

Dr G Don Jones

  • 2011 - present - Lead, CTRad Biomarker Network and Member of Workstream 1 of the NCRI Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group.
  • 2013 - 2015 - President, European Radiation Research Society (
  • 2008 - 2013 - Committee Member and Trustee, L. H. Gray Memorial Trust
  • 2011 - 2015 - Council Member (Chemistry), International Association for Radiation Research
  • 2007 - present - Editorial Board Member, Mutagenesis Journal


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Congratulations from the LCRC to Bethan Rogoyski and Aleksandra Bzura.

Bethan won best oral presentation at the AMS Midlands Academy of Medical Sciences Festival held on 27th March 2019 for her presentation on "Redeployment: The potential of repurposed drugs in preventing mesothelioma".

Aleks won the University PGR poster fair competition on 18th March 2019 for her poster entitled "New hope for treating mesothelioma cancer using PARP inhibitors".

Also, a huge well done to Grandezza Aburido who was in the semi-finals of the PGR poster fair.  


Congratulations to Noura Alibrahim who passed her PhD viva recently.  Well done!


In a recent exercise undertaken by the NCRI’s Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group (CTRad) Leicester was rated as internationally competitive/leading in the Radiation Biology Research domain, one of just four centres in the UK to achieve this rating in that domain.


New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund



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