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 Student

Our Expertise

The Stem Cell Hotel team shortlisted for King's award

Congratulations to Dr Davide Danovi and the team from the Stem Cell Hotel who have been shortlisted for a King's award in the category for 'Excellence in Innovation and Impact'.

The winners of each category will be announced at the award ceremony held on 21 November in the Great Hall, Strand Campus.

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.

'Innovator Stories' mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast.

This episode features:

  • Melanie Marcel, CEO and Founder of Soscience.
  • Davide Danovi, Director, HipSci Cell Phenotyping Programme
  • Dom Falcao, Co-Founder of Deep Science Ventures

Multiplexed image-based drug screening in patient tissues for systems immunology and oncology 

12 November 2019, 16:00 to 17:00 Guy's Hospital, Guy's Campus, London 
Speaker: Professor Dr Berend Snijder, ETH Zurich

Cellular life is complex. It is the result of a near-endlessly optimized dynamic molecular network where cells, their genomes, genes, proteins, metabolites, lipids, and the environment all continuously interact and influence each other in an intricate molecular dance. Complicating matters, we can typically only measure a small subset of the relevant players at the same time.

To decipher how cells work we, therefore, take a top-down point of view, focusing on combining large-scale functional data from image-based screens with large-scale molecular measurements, such as genome-wide transcript abundance and quantitative lipidomics measurements. This integration ensures that we start from a functional point of view, asking what functional differences there are between cells or between individual people, and then apply unbiased OMICs approaches to find and validate those systems that best explain our observations. 

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.

Challenges in Image Analysis Thursdays

Informal sessions held every Thursday at 11:30am in the seminar room of the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine.  We will discuss analysis issues and challenges on a specific subject chosen at the beginning of the session.  No preparation necessary, just bring your laptop and ask advice from the community.  Please contact for additional details.  

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