The Centre provides an organoid culture and biobank facility, housed at the ICR (Chelsea) with dedicated technical support, which has three objectives:

 

  • To provide on-site training in the use and propagation of organoid cultures to engineering and physical sciences laboratories working with such systems for the first time
  • To ensure the robustness and reproducibility of organoids, in particular when associated with the development of new technologies and methodologies
  • To establish new cancer organoid models and disseminate clinically annotated organoids to the ICR and Imperial research communities.

Access to the facility will be on a competitive basis with requests for project proposals made throughout the year with timings dependent on capacity. As with all Convergence Science Centre funding, proposals must be from cross-institution collaborative teams and use engineering/physical sciences expertise to address research or clinical questions in cancer.

 

For information, contact Axel Behrens (a.behrens@imperial.ac.uk).