A high quality service from experimental design to data generation.

At the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell, we are working to improve our understanding of human disease through the study of mouse models and providing mouse genetics services to scientists around the world. These services cover all aspects of preclinical disease modelling in mice, including mouse model generation, a wide array of phenotyping tests, and archiving and distribution services. We adhere to the highest welfare standards and are proactively committed to implementing the 3Rs for the benefit of mouse health and welfare, while also improving the quality of the scientific data generated.

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Enabling mouse genetics research for academia and industry

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Professional, responsive, and able to keep up with ever-changing demand and tight deadlines. When it comes to mouse research, you'll definitely get the 5-star treatment from the Mary Lyon Centre
- Cryopreservation of mouse sperm service

Advance is a purpose built, high-quality, scientific training centre

Advance will build on MRC Harwell’s strong reputation for providing engaging training courses in mouse genetics, genome editing, pathology, and cryopreservation. Dedicated to improving health and plays a leading role in training future research leaders across a range of biomedical, clinical and health disciplines.

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Free bespoke mouse models with GEMM

Submit an application to our yearly GEMM programme which allows researchers to apply for a freely generated mouse line by the Mary Lyon Centre. GEMM offers a comprehensive genome engineering service that can meet researchers’ specific requirements.

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Jobs and prospects at the Mary Lyon Centre

Opportunities to grow and develop your skills and career at the Mary Lyon Centre

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Physical Security and Continuity Officer

Closing date: 03rd March 2024

Work Experience

Our work experience programme is a valuable opportunity for students to find out more about careers in biomedical science, gain an insight into life in…

Catch up on the latest news to come out of the Mary Lyon Centre

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23 February 2024

Supporting career progression for technicians

MLC Pathology Technician Tina Etemadi gave a talk about her experience of the Holger Kramer Technician Exchange Programme at the…

Mark Gardiner

8 February 2024

Mark Gardiner, our Chief Operating Officer, wins an award for CPD

21 December 2023

Funding to take advantage of our unique resource within the National Mouse Archive

12 December 2023

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