UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Division of Neuropathology

The Division of Neuropathology at Queen Square is a leading academic and diagnostic neuropathology department in the UK. The department provides services for the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospital, and receives a substantial number of national referrals.

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Staff members of the Division of Neuropathology

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Molecular pathology

We offer DNA methylation profiling for advanced diagnostics and prognostication of brain tumours.
For routine diagnostics we offer targeted sequencing (IDH, BRAF, TERT, Histone), copy number assays 1p/19q, EGFR, CDKN2A/B) and MGMT promoter methylation


Adult muscle and nerve

We provide a diagnostic service and support the mitochondrial disease and the McArdle’s disease NCG services.


Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre

Specialised in neuromuscular disorders affecting children and young adults. We provide the diagnostic neuropathology for Congenital Muscular Dystrophies and Congenital Myopathies

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Brain autopsies

We perform autopsies on brains including high risk (prion diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).

Enquiries: UCLH.office.neuropathology@nhs.net

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Research histology facility, digital pathology and image analysis on the highest technical level.
Enquiries: ucl.iqpath@ucl.ac.uk

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Clinical Trial support

We support numerous clinical trials, by providing tissue or molecular data, and we can provide input to the pathology workflow in clinical trial design.
Please contact UCLH.trials.neuropathology@nhs.net to get in touch and to request tissue. Please be advised that we do not run clinical trials and we cannot advise on the eligibility and suitability of patients for clinical trials.

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Access to tissue resources for research

We can make our archival diagnostic tissue samples available to researchers. A simple and effective approval process can be used to access them for your research project. Read more....

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Electron microscopy

Comprehensive facilities for specimen preparation and access to Transmission Electron Microscopes at Great Ormond Street Hospitals. We provide diagnostic services only

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