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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Well done to Rachel Norman who was awarded a travel grant whilst at the Human Proteome Organization Conference in Florida, US.


Congratulations to all of the MPTC MSc 2017-18 graduating students; in particular to Lilas Al Boushi who was awarded the Sydney King Prize as the best performing student.


The LCRC would like to say a huge “Congratulations” to Sam Khan, Bethan Rogoyski and Sarah Whelan, who scooped a plethora of awards at the 42nd Annual UKEMS Meeting held in Oxford from 2-5th September 2018.  Sam won best oral presentation for "targeting cancer stem-like cells in colorectal cancer" and Bethan and Sarah won young scientist poster awards for "From anti-helminth to anti-cancer: repurposing drugs to prevent mesothelioma" and "Harnessing the link between BRAF-mediated tumourigenesis and metabolism in colorectal cancer", respectively.  WELL DONE ALL!


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.


All the staff and students in the LCRC extend their congratulations to Bethan Rogoyski and Sam Khan for being awarded travel bursaries from UKEMS and Health Education England respectively so they could attend the Cancer Prevention Conference in Germany.

Bethan presented her poster entitled “From Asbestos to Zinc – Can We Prevent Mesothlioma Using Repurposed Drugs?”

Sam presented her work on TBS2017-122-SK - "Targeting Nanog in colorectal tissue explant models for the evaluation of cancer prevention agents"


Congratulations from the LCRC to the following postgraduate student(s)

Saraa Barsoom on passing her viva  and being awarded her PhD on 16th August 2018


Tumour analysis following surgery could provide breakthrough in predicting how well cancer patients respond to drug treatment

Details here


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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