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London Metallomics Facility

The London Metallomics Facility (LMF) is a newly created Wellcome Trust and King’s College London supported core facility, whose aim is to be 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

We celebrated our King's Together Strategic Award in the LMF Symposium on 5 May 2021.

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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.

Associate Director Core Facilities: Greg Anderson

Core Facility Research Staff:  Alex Griffiths

Our partners

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:

Wellcome Trust

Imperial College London

The Francis Crick Institute




Diamond Light Source

National Physics Laboratory