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, Dr Shiqiu Xiong

PhD students: Mr Sami Mamand, Mr Matt Carr, Ms Afaf Alharthi, Mr Ross Jackson, Ms Victoria Smith

Research technicians: Ms Nadia Nawaz, Mr Gethin Thomas, Mr Chris Trethewey

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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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



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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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