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Core Facilities

The CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology houses a number of world-leading scientific cores and specialist facilities and researchers within the Institute have full access to all the core facilities within the Department of Oncology. They provide essential support, expertise and knowledge to our research programmes and afford the added value of partnership and expert advice in developing experiments, designing equipment, maintaining cutting edge technology and providing clinical support.

We have invested heavily in these facilities to underpin the expanding Institute and plug the gaps in support for our key areas of focus in cancer research: DNA damage and repair, tumour microenvironment, and clinical and translational research with an emphasis on radiation oncology. 

We have strong links with other parts of the University and also tap into local expertise in neighbouring University facilities such as the Target Discovery Institute

Core Facilities

Graham Brown, Core Leader

The Bioanalysis Core provides support in flow cytometry and in measuring concentrations of small...

 
Francesca Buffa, Academic Lead

We provide expertise in computational biology ranging from applied statistics to computational...

 
Brian Burns, Core Leader

The Clinical Imaging Core supports the development and implementation of advanced imaging...

 
Frank Van den Heuvel, Academic Lead

The Clinical Radiotherapy Core supports the implementation of clinical trials involving novel...

 
Sandie Wellman, Core Leader

The Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit aims to support the translation of research findings in to...

 
Sarah Blagden, Academic Lead

The goal of the Oxford Experimental Cancer Medicine (ECMC) GCP laboratories is to accelerate the...

 
Sean Smart, Core Leader

The Imaging Core provides routine technical support services and operates a programme of...

 
John Prentice, Workshop Manager

The Mechanical Workshop assists numerous scientific groups within the Department and the...

 
Graham Brown, Core Leader

The Microscopy Core aims to provide research groups with imaging technologies to investigate...

 
Sarah Pearson, Trial Management Director

The Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO) provides clinical trial management support to...

 
Rebekka Hueting, Core Leader

The PET Radiochemistry and Radiopharmacy core supports radiochemistry-dependent research...

 
Mark Hill, Core Leader

The Radiation Biophysics Core facilitates radiation research within the department and...

 
About Us
We aim to enhance clinical and basic cancer research in Oxford with the ultimate goal of increasing cancer cure rates.
Research
In Oxford, we have a great wealth of broad-ranging expertise and a powerful network of cancer researchers.
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