The Wellcome Trust has funded a mammalian cell bank (a collection of cell cultures) at St George's, University of London, in association with the research group of Dot Bennett and Elena Sviderskaya in the Molecular Cell Sciences Research Centre . The bank specializes in mouse melanocyte and melanoblast lines carrying a variety of pigmentary mutations. Other cell types include melanoma cell lines, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, mammary epithelial cells, myoblasts, and immortal human melanocytes. The cell bank freely supplies cells to researchers. We charge a fee that partially covers lab costs. From 1 June 2015, this is £150 (British pounds) for frozen (£200 for growing) cell lines to noncommercial users, or £450 for frozen (£500 for growing) to commercial users, plus transport expenses. However, for researchers with very limited finances we can consider waiving the charges, and there is no charge to our collaborators.
To enquire about obtaining a cell line, or for any other information not available in these pages, please contact the Manager, Philip Goff, or the Director, Dr Elena Sviderskaya. Time permitting, they are prepared to consider collaborative projects, including establishment of new mouse melanocyte or melanoblast lines from genotypes of interest.
Cell Bank holdings (list of cell lines)
Cell culture conditions
Materials and methods
Bennett-Sviderskaya Lab home page