FACS Cell sorterThe Centre has a significant amount of laboratory equipment, which is maintained as a core facility, and is available for use by any section/research group within the Centre.  Users of this equipment will have to meet reagent costs and with some equipment, a contribution to the maintenance payments will be charged.

Each piece of equipment has a lead user.  If you wish to discuss the use of a particular piece of equipment, please contact them directly in the first instance.

Click on the equipment name to receive further details of the equipment and its capabilities.

EquipmentLead Contact

Dr Jenny Higgins
Rm 535
Robert Kilpatrick Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0116 252 2278
Email: JAH52@le.ac.uk

Rm 304
Robert Kilpatrick Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0116 252 3239

Dr Howard Pringle
Rm 340
Robert Kilpatrick Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0116 252 3227
Email: JHP@le.ac.uk

Chloe Swinfield
Tel: 0116 252 5872
Email: ces30@le.ac.uk

Dr George DD Jones
Tel: 0116 223 1841

Email: gdj2@le.ac.uk

  • Laser Capture Microdissection

Professor Jacqui Shaw
Rm 303
Robert Kilpatrick Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Tel: 0116 252 3148
Email: JS39@le.ac.uk

In addition to the above facilities, academic staff members also have access to the following services within the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, at the main university campus.

The Protein Expression Laboratory

The Protein Expression Laboratory with prepare protein expression clones in the vector of your choice.  Multiple expression vectors from one set of primers.  All you supply are two primers and a template.

The Protein Nucleic Acid Chemistry Laboratory (PNACL)

The protein nucleic acid chemistry laboratory provides services for protein sequencing  and automated DNA sequencing.  Mass spectrometry facilities (electrospray and matrix assisted laser desorption) are available in the PNAC laboratory.

The Biomedical Joint Workshops

The Biomedical Joint Workshops provide an efficient, cost-effective, customer-friendly service in the design, manufactoure and repair of specialist equipment required for teaching and research within the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.


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SEND Study Success

Congratulations to Chris Avery, Honorary Associate Professor and Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, who with collaborating colleagues published the findings of the significant SEND study, a multi-centre randomised trial using two different surgical protocols for  mouth cancer treatment.  A nationwide first for this type of trial, using real-world data.  The paper, published in the British Journal of Cancer, is available by clicking this link: SEND Paper


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.


New: Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund



Centre Health and Wellbeing Group
Join up for a walk on the park Friday lunchtime - details here.

More information from Jenny McNair jm65@le.ac.uk

Contact Details

Leicester Cancer Research Centre
Clinical Sciences Building
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE2 7LX

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170
E: cancerstudies@le.ac.uk

(Please note this email address should not be used for clinical referrals or patient correspondence)

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building.