The Stem Cell Hotel

A Collaborative Phenotyping Space     scroll down

The Stem Cell Hotel is a collaborative phenotyping space configured to support and enable scientists from King's College London, other universities and industry. It also provides specialist CRO-type services for cell therapy and drug discovery.

The Stem Cell Hotel is staffed by a team of stem cell scientists, and equipped with the latest cell imaging devices from major manufacturers.  It is a centre of expertise for cell characterisation using high content analysis and artificial environments.

The Stem Cell Hotel is at the leading edge of the next-generation technologies that will transform drug discovery and cell therapy. Our data integration capability and expertise applies to both 'data-driven' and 'hypothesis-driven' research projects.

To talk to us about how we can support you, or to enquire about accessing time on one of our devices               CLICK HERE

CRISPR-Cas9 knockout IMCD3 (mouse inner medullary collecting duct) cells showing distribution of ZO-1 and occluding tight junction proteins.  

Image acquired using Operetta CLS. Occluding junctions (488); ZO-1 (594); DAPI.

Marian Seda, Ph.D

Human prostate cancer cells (PC3) a fraction of which expressing GFP upon transfection stained with phalloidin for F-actin and DAPI for DNA.

Image acquired using Operetta CLS.  GFP (488); phalloidin (594); DAPI.

Jennifer Coleman, Ph.D Student

Assay to assess in mutant CHO cells alpha-1 antitypsin polymers clearance, a central pathological feature of the most common genetic liver disease.

Images acquired using Operetta CLS. A1AT-polymer specific monoclonal Ab (488); drug target (561); Phalloidin (594); DAPI.

Deniz Kent, Ph.D

Our Expertise

The Stem Cell Hotel has appointed a new director to manage day-to-day operations and oversee future directions. Lazaros Fotopoulos has a wealth of experience in stem cells, biology and human development. He has completed his MSc, PhD and Postdoc in the stem cell field at the University of Nottingham. He then moved to Industry to work as a research and development manager for a cord blood, cord tissue and dental pulp biobank for over 3 years.  His fusion of stem cell science and business development skills will support the Stem Cell Hotel's development.

The Francis Crick Stem Cell Forum

Dr Davide Danovi presented at the Stem Cell Forum "Imaging cells: defining objects, capturing identities, testing boundaries" at The London Stem Cell Network's first Network Lead Seminar.  Click here to view the webinar.

UK DRI Training Workshop

As part of UK Dementia Research Institute's inaugural training workshop, Dr Davide Danovi and Dr Lorenzo Veschini presented 'High Content Screening and Image Analysis.'  Please click on links to the videos below.

High Content Screening & Imaging Analysis (Part 1/2) 

High Content Screening & Imaging Analysis (Part 2/2) 

Entire workshop training playlist

The Stem Cell Hotel is pleased to collaborate with Cellari.  

Cellari is a spinout from The Danish University of Technology (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen (KU). Since the start in 2018 Cellari has focused on developing AI-based image analysis for the pharma, med-tech, and research industries. The products have been developed in collaboration with leading researchers within the fields of AI and life science from DTU, KU and King's College.

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A stay at the Stem Cell Hotel

Born from boldly translational research embracing the spirit of open innovation, the Stem Cell Hotel grants access to state-of-the-art technology for stem cell biology, high content analysis and artificial microenvironments. Its highly collaborative environment serves communities centred around academic, clinical, and commercial research.

Recurring events are listed below, please click Event button above to explore individual events.

Stem Cells @ Lunch

Stem Cells @ Lunch is a fortnightly lunchtime Tuesday seminar series, hosted by the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine as a forum for early career scientists to discuss together recent data and current topics in an informal setting. Come join us, please click here to find out more.

StemCells@Lunch Digested

Keeping the public up to date with current research taking place in the stem cell research community. Listen to guest speakers discuss their work, how they got to where they are today, their hopes for the future of stem cell research. Podcast is hosted by the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine.  Please click here to find out more.

Seminar Series

These are research seminars by senior eminent national and international speakers from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds. These are perfect occasions to visit our centre and have a sense of the community and we would be delighted to show you around. The seminars take place in Seminar Room on the 28th floor of Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital once a month on different days, typically at 4pm. Come join us please click here to find out more.

We are located within the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, 28th floor of Guy's Tower, 

Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, LONDON SE1 9RT, UK

To talk to us about how we can support you or how to access our service