The London Metallomics Facility (LMF) is a King’s College London core research facility, providing the analytical tools to understand the critical roles that metals play in biology. LMF is developing into a centralised hub for comprehensive multi-institutional integration of state-of-the-art metallomic analytics and correlative bioimaging, establishing direct interaction between leading research groups, commercial partners, and industry, whilst driving educational outreach and public engagement strategies. For further information about our equipment and services visit: LMF Service and Booking
The Second LMF Virtual Symposium "Role of Metals in Brain Health and Disease" was held on 11 May 2022 - the recordings all the talks are now available at this event page.
The LMF is part of King's network of Core Facilities. Our links with the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at King’s enables it to access a range of radionuclides of trace metals suitable for radiotracer studies and PET metallomics in vivo, as well as access to SIMS and MC-ICP-MS at Imperial College and ongoing development of single cell ICP-MS with collaborators at the Francis Crick Institute. The Metal Metabolism Research Group leads core metallomics research including brain and cardiovascular ageing in collaboration with researchers associated with Ageing Research at King's (ARK), the King's British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence and the Physiological Oxygen Laboratory to assess the metallome of cells cultured under hypoxic and defined O2 environments.
The London Metallomics Facility partners with ThermoFisher Scientific and Teledyne CETAC Technologies for analytical technology development. We acknowledge funding from Heart Research UK, British Heart Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Wellcome Trust. In addition we partner with the following:
- Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
- Centre for Gene Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
- School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences
- School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
- School of Life Course & Population Sciences
- Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
- Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience