Visitors should report to the security front desk in Queen Square House (Institute of Neurology), the 11-storey tower block on the north corner of Queen Square.

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Contact Details


UCL Institute of Neurology
Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG

Office: 020 3448 4006

Laboratory B01: 020 3448 4082

Laboratory B14: 020 3448 4492

Fax: 020 3448 4486


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Institute of Neurology Queen Square Pathology

Research - Diagnostics - Phenotyping

State of the art histology service and facility for academic research, clinical diagnostics and industry

Lead: Prof Sebastian Brandner, Division of Neuropathology

Our state of the art facility performs  histological and immunohistochemical techniques on research and diagnostic specimens. Our main expertise is mouse and human histology of the central nervous system, but we cut up, embed, section and stain any other tissue.

We are specialised on paraffin sectioning and all our antibodies are optimised for formalin fixed, paraffin embedded material. If you are interested in frozen sectioning, please enquire at

Our team can process  large quantities (sectioning of up to 100 paraffin blocks per day) and we have the equipment to carry out 150 immunostainings per day. We are offering a large repertoire of antibodies for paraffin sections, (more than 100 antibodies optimised for human and more than 50 antibodies optimised for murine targets). We can also digitise slides, store the data and make them accessible via web browser (see our Digital Pathology section) .

In addition to histological techniques, we advise on histological analysis, in particular of the brain, and the spinal cord, on specific request. The facility is led by Professor Sebastian Brandner, who has expertise in human neuropathology and mouse phenotyping, with particular focus on developmental abnormalities, neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration.

Please see the price list for the individual procedures for research projects.


We offer in situ hybridisation with the RNAScope probes from ACD biosciences. Customers order proprietary ACD RNAscope® Probes (double "ZZ" oligo probes designed to hybridize to their specific RNA target of interest). Each target RNA is designed with 20 double Z probe pairs over a 1 Kb region.  Any probe for virtually ANY gene in ANY genome for interrogation in ANY tissue can be designed

Price on application.

Link to ACD Bioscience

Example of Synaptophysin in situ hybridisation of a mouse brain with RNA Scope

Keywords: Histology service, histopathology service, neuropathology service, independent histology provider, histology techniques, histopathology techniques, research histology, histological analysis, neuropathology analysis. 

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