General Information

Lab Facilities and Resources 

We have well equipped modern laboratories with analytical facilities for cell culture, fluorescent and colorimetric immunoassays, immuno-histochemistry, immuno-fluorescence microscopy, and quantitative microscopy with stereology (MicroBrightField) as well as neurochemistry. 

For biochemical studies, we have high specification liquid chromatography systems and a laboratory designated for work with radioactive isotopes. Cell culture and in vitro imaging facilities are used in our cancer and neural stem cell, microbiology and immunology research; this includes  flow cytometry, real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) system, ELISA and fluorescent plate readers and an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (UPLC-(TQ)-MS, Waters Xevo TQ-S micro). 

We also have high performance computing (HPC) facilities and expertise for in silico research. The laboratories are supported by highly qualified technical staff, most of them holding postgraduate degrees.

Research & Consultancy in Preclinical Developments

The Health Sciences Research Centre offers research consultancy service across several disciplines of the biomedical and health sciences. Our state of the art cell and molecular biology laboratories are equipped with analytical facilities in the form of microscopy analysers, autoradiography, flow cytometry, high sensitivity HPLC and LC-MS, and neural stem cell and tissue culture facilities. Our experts have a background in wide area of research from the molecular sciences and immunology through to nutrition and dietetics.

Doctoral Research

The department has a strong research environment and its high calibre research staff are well qualified to mentor students to a successful PhD. They have a wide range of expertise and are engaged in collaborative work with researchers, both within the University and at other institutions and organisations, in the UK and abroad. Excellent research facilities, with well-equipped specialist labs, make this a stimulating environment to work and study in.

There are a broad range of PhD opportunities available in each of the research centres, with a number of internally and externally funded PhD studentships. PhD students are an integral part of the department - attending regular research seminars and research centre meetings, engaging in teaching activities and giving conference presentations in both the UK and abroad

For more information on PhD opportunities in Life Sciences at the ‘Top New University in London', please contact Dr Emma Skipper (attaching your CV) and see our Graduate School page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Health Sciences Masters Programmes associated with the Centre 

MSc Clinical

MSc Clinical 

MRes Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders -

MRes Cell


For further information please contact Centre Director

Professor Fulvio D’Acquisto
Centre Director
Health Science Research Centre
Department of Life Sciences
Whitelands College
University of Roehampton
Holybourne Avenue
London SW15 4JD

Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 7379