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.

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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 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 Lorezo 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 researches within the fields of AI and life-science from DTU, KU and King's College.

LIfT BioSciences & King's College London embark on an exciting new collaboration to develop a next generation iPSC cell therapy for destroying all solid tumours

Are stem cells really the key to making humans live longer?

Startups are offering stem cells as the cure to everything from age-related illness to wrinkles. But the science is far from clear-cut.

Congratulations to Davide Danovi for his appointment to the Academy of Medical Sciences' FLIER programme.   The programme is designed for people working in the life sciences sector and managing projects or teams, who increasingly undertake interdisciplinary working.  The programme will equip these emerging leaders with skills to help solve the biggest health challenges we will face, and enable them to seize opportunities afforded to us by new discoveries in science, technology and medicine. The two-year programme brings together a cohort of emerging leaders drawn from across academia, industry, the NHS and government/policy organisations.  

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

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

Informal sessions held 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