Tissue Culture

GDSC Tissue Culture Facility (TC)

The TC Facility is a shared resource and provides the GDSC with a wide variety of services and products.

Our office is located on level 2 room G2.07 and the laboratories are located in rooms G2.21, 26 and 29.

Tissue culture prep room is located in G2.09.

Core Tissue Culture Team:

  • Dr Lisa Woodbine - Laboratory Manager/Research Technician (Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30).
  • Elena Korneeva - Cell Culture Technician/Diagnostic Technician (Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00).
  • Katerina Bullen - Cell Culture Technician (Mon, Tues and Fri 8.00-1.30).
  • Esra Tomkins - Cell Culture Technician (Wed, Thur 9.00-5.00 and Fri 9.00-1.00).

Training and Expertise and Services

We run inductions for new members of staff with some experience in TC and one-to-one training for complete beginners. In addition to training, receiving and establishing new cell lines, maintaining cell bank stocks and running the tissue culture suite, we also offer expertise and advice on:

  • Clonogenic survival analysis
  • Retroviral and lentiviral work
  • IPSC culture
  • HTA regulations
  • siRNA
  • Immunofluorescence

We also provide the following services:

  • Mycoplasma testing and cell stock generation
  • Primary fibroblast immortalisation (hterting)
  • Cell line verification

Points of contact

Each group has a point of contact assigned to them but in the case of sickness or annual leave another member will be available.

The TC facility aim to work with Centre members to meet their individualised research needs. Please feel free to contact staff about your particular requirements.