Screening Unit

Note: The new website is being prepared and will soon be ready and available via the link /services/screening/services/


At the screening unit we have a range of instruments, library resources and assay services suitable for different user needs, from small-scale hit validation and characterisation to large-scale screens. In addition, our affiliated groups can  offer virtual screening, hit optimisation and medicinal chemistry services.

Assays range from simple plate-reader methods to high-content analysis and high-throughput microscopy with automated imagers fully integrated with automated cell incubator, thermostatted plate stacks and fluidics.

You can find more information via the following links or send us an enquiry via the contacts below


Library Resources

Assays and Assay Development

Virtual Screening – Hit Optimisation – Medicinal Chemistry

Latest News


30 SEPT 2018: The screening unit is moving and some services will be down temporarily. Updates will follow shortly.

15 SEPT 2018: The screening unit contributed to the development of a new method for quantifying connectivity of neuronal networks PMID 29897415 

29 AUG 2018: The screening unit contributed to the druggability of a potential new therapeutic target for neuropathic pain PMID 30157705; see also PMID 29319606 press release

Meetings and workshops


  • no announcements at present



Neuroscience, signalling probes and gene transfer: Michael Courtney – michael.courtney[at] ; research homepage

Cancer: Matthias Nees – matthias.nees[at] – research homepage