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

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

Monday 2nd September at the Crick Image and Data: analysis, research, translation 

a day organised by the Stem Cell Hotel with the Nikon Imaging Centre, the Advanced Light Microscopy and the High Throughput Screening facilities.

Kick-start your September by getting the brightest exposure to Light Microscopy and discuss image analysis bottlenecks, solutions, infrastructure, workflows, integration and AI.

Join a mix of researchers from academia and biotech aiming at building pipelines to extract data from images towards translational applications.

Eventbrite link: imaging-and-data-analysis-for-translation-tickets

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.

Journal Clubs

We meet every Thursday at 4pm to chat about exciting recent developments in the field of stem cell research and beyond. Presentations are by speakers from various laboratories within the campus from all career stages. We welcome a rota of several companies sponsoring refreshments and application specialists are welcome to tell us informally about new solutions offered. Please click here to find out more or email if interested in sponsoring.

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