Translational Research

Translational Research (TR) is part of Cellular Pathology within Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Trust. The aim of Translational Research is to help build on Scientific Research to create new therapies, medical procedures, or diagnostics which in turn creates discoveries that are for the benefit of patient and community.

Our Translational Research team provides a service for both Commercial and Non- Commercial trials within the Trust and Nationally. This often involves searching our extensive archives (back to the early 90s) for tissue blocks from patients consenting to a trial.

Our archives are also used for genetic testing for patients with familial genetic diseases and it is TR who deals with these requests.

We provide a Histology Service and expert advice for any ethically approved Research within the Trust, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and any other institutions that require histology.

TR also plays a role in the diagnostic work of the Department, often being the first port of call for tissue to be sent away for novel antibody and molecular tests. Often TR is also working on these tests in house so that they can become part of the Histopathology Diagnostic Service. 

TR also encompasses Photography and Digital Scanning of slides with Hamamatsu Nanozoomer Digital Pathology Scanner. We photograph macro specimens to aid dissection and reporting. Slide scanning is at x20 and x40 and is used by the Department and our other Service users such as Nottingham University

TR plays a major role in a number of EQA schemes providing both a Histology Service (Breast EQA) or by scanning slides for National distribution (paediatric EQA)


For more information or enquiries feel free to contact Translational Research on the following:

Telephone: 0115 924 9924 extension 61812