UCL Cancer Institute


Translational Technology Platforms

The Translational Technology Platforms (TTPs) provide scientific infrastructure for cutting edge basic, translational and clinical cancer services to support cancer researchers at UCL.

The Translational Technology Platforms (TTPs) are underpinned by funding from the CRUK City of London Centre infrastructure grant and the Cancer Institute. As funding for the TTPs comes predominantly from the CRUK City of London Centre award, the CRUK CoL Centre is responsible for the overarching governance for all CI TTPs. The TTPs are open to CRUK CoL Centre members to support the Centre’s research programme. Funding for the TTPs 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  TTPs, please contact us at: ci.ttpfeedback@ucl.ac.uk.

Bill Lyons Informatics Centre

Bioinformatics Translational Technology Platform

The Bioinformatics Translational Technology Platform 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.

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Flow Cytometry Translational Technology Platform

The Flow Cytometry Translational Technology Platform 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

Genomics Translational Technology Platform

The Genomics Translational Technology Platform provides access to state-of-the-art genomics equipment, next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation, and affordable genome engineering services.

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Microscopy and Imaging Translational Technology Platform

The UCL Cancer Institute Microscopy and Imaging Translational Technology Platform provides cutting edge imaging techniques to cancer researchers at the UCL.

Cell Culture

Organoid Platform

The Organoid Platform provides support to researchers using organoid models across the Cancer Institute and CRUK UCL Centre.

Pathology Core Facility

Pathology Services

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

Preclinical Radiotherapy Core Facility

Preclinical Radiotherapy Facility

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

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Proteomics Research Translational Technology Platform

The Proteomics Research Translational Technology Platform offers collaborative proteomics research support for projects at the Cancer Institute and within the CRUK UCL Centre.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the CI Translational Technology Platforms please contact us at: ci.ttpfeedback@ucl.ac.uk or come along to one of our drop-in clinics.

CI Translational Technology Platforms (TTPs) User Drop in Clinics are scheduled twice a year (see below upcoming dates). These clinics are open to all TTP users and provide a forum for users to meet the TTP staff, ask questions about services/equipment offered, ask for advice on experimental design, and provide feedback on the TTPs. The clinics will be attended by the TTP Manager/staff member and a CRUK UCL Centre representative with the aim of providing support for users through direct interaction with staff.

The next Drop in Clinic for each platform is:

CI Translational Technology PlatformDateTime
Flow Cytometry TTP26/10/202114:00-14:30
Microscopy and Imaging TTP26/10/202114:30-15:00
Genomics TTP02/11/202113:30-14:00
Preclinical Radiotherapy TTP09/11/202114:00-14:30
Proteomics Research TTP09/11/202114:30-15:00
Pathology TTP and Biobank09/11/202116:00-16:30