Professor Don J.L. Jones

Professor in Translational Biomarkers and PGT, CLS Director for PGR

djlj1Cancer Studies
Level 5 Offices
Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE1 5WW

John and Lucille van Geest biomarker facility
Cardiovascular Research Centre
Glenfield Hospital
Leicester, LE3 9QP

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3169 (LRI)

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 3365 (Glenfield)


Personal details

  • BSc (Hons) Nottingham-Trent, PhD in Cancer Drug Metabolism, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester


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Mass spectrometry in biomedical research:

  • Translation of candidate biomarkers to clinical use
  • Use of high resolution LC-MS in the discovery and verification of biomarkers
  • Investigation of protein quantification using Ion mobility
  • Separation of molecular species using ion mobility
  • Development of novel informatics pipelines in proteomics
  • Biomarkers of cancer chemoprevention
  • Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (mainly AMI and HF)

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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 students

Dr Panayoti Bachkangi  12th March (PhD)

Dr Sami Mamand  8th Mar (PhD)

Dr Amal Bengreed 2nd Feb (PhD)

Dr Tim Rattay  23rd Jan (PhD)

Dr Callum Rakhitt   19th Jan (PhD)

Dr John Isherwood  18th Jan (MD)

Dr Hanaa Al-Mahmoodi  12th Jan (PhD)


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
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Contact Details

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

T: +44 (0) 116 252 3170

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