UCL Cancer Institute


Cancer Institute Core Facilities

The Cancer Institute Core Facilities provide scientific infrastructure for cutting edge basic, translational and clinical cancer services to support cancer researchers at UCL.

As funding for the Cancer Institute (CI) Core Facilities comes predominantly from the CRUK-UCL Centre award, the CRUK-UCL Centre is responsible for the overarching governance for all CI Core Facilities. Funding for the CI Core Facilities also comes from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

If you have any comments or queries regarding the CI Core Facilities please contact us at: ci.corefaciltiesfeedback@ucl.ac.uk or come along to one of our drop-in clinics (see bottom of the page). 

Bill Lyons Informatics Centre

Bioinformatics Core Facility

The Bioinformatics Core Facility offers collaborative support to researchers at the UCL Cancer Institute and CRUK-UCL Centre. The facility mainly focuses on genomics projects, but is gradually expanding to support other data types.

Clinical Trials Day

NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility

The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility (CRF) facilitates the translation of basic science knowledge into improved patient care by providing support for developing and testing new diagnostics and therapies.

BD Symphony

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides equipment and expertise in flow analysis, cell sorting and mass cytometry to cancer researchers.



The Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Facility (GCLP), working in partnership with the UCL Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), provides support for the analysis of clinical trial samples.


Genomics and Genome Engineering Core Facility

The Genomics and Genome Engineering Core Facility provides access to state-of-the-art genomics equipment, next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation, and affordable genome engineering services.

Cell Culture

In vivo Biology Core Facility

The in vivo Biology Core Facility provides a wide range of high quality, reproducible in vivo experimental and technical services to research scientists within the UCL Cancer Institute and CRUK-UCL Centre.


Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility

The UCL Cancer Institute Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility provides cutting edge imaging techniques to cancer researchers at the UCL.

histology slides

Pathology Services

The Pathology Services at the UCL Cancer Institute offer a range of pathology-based services, from processing to access to tissue samples.

Pre-Clinical Radiotherapy

Preclinical Radiotherapy Facility

The Pre-clinical Radiotherapy platform, with rotating X-ray gantry, combines cone beam CT imaging and x-ray microbeam targeting.

Proteomics Research Core Facility

Proteomics Research Core Facility

The Proteomics Research Core Facility offers collaborative proteomics research support for projects at the Cancer Institute and within the CRUK-UCL Centre.

Core Facilities drop-in clinics

To ensure the Cancer Institute Core Facilities are beneficial to UCL Cancer Researchers, come along to our drop-in clinics to feedback on your experiences and help us improve the facilities. Open to all Core Facility users including PI’s, Post-docs and students.

Next drop-in: Flow Cytometry, Monday 3 September 11:00am, Paul O'Gorman Building

All core facilities drop-in clinics:

Core Facility




Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Monday 3rd September 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, Paul O'Gorman Building (POGB)

Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility

Monday 24th September 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, POGB

Genomics and Genome Engineering Core Facility

Monday 1st October 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, POGB

Proteomics Research Core Facility

Monday 22nd October 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, POGB

Preclinical Radiotherapy Core Facility

Monday 5th November 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, POGB

Pathology and Biobanking Core Facility

Monday 12th November 2018


3rd Floor meeting room, POGB