Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

The Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is part of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cancer Sciences. The Centre was officially opened on the 22nd of May 2008 by Dr Richard Rockefeller. It was built after a fundraising drive by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR), which saw more than £2.6million raised in six years, through the commitment and generosity of more than 1800 donors and supporters. The facility is state of the art and incorporates the latest research technologies required to perform basic, translational and clinical research. The Centre also benefits from close interactions with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and clinical departments of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

The major focus of the Centre is the haemopoietic stem cell which is weakened to cause many different forms of leukaemia. Our aim is to perform basic research to identify novel therapeutic targets for leukaemia and translate our laboratory findings into new effective medicines for patients.

For more information on any aspect of the campaign contact Catherine Mcgrory at or call + 44 (0) 141 330 8007

From Professor Tessa Holyoake, Director of the Centre (2008-2017)

"The key benefits of this centre derive from the proximity of clinical and laboratory disciplines with all components incorporated into a single site.  Integration of the NHS and Blood Transfusion Centre offer improved access to blood and bone marrow samples from normal donors and from patients with the full range of blood cancers.  The centre is state of the art incorporating the latest research technologies and attracts international leaders in leukaemia research who translate laboratory finding into new medicines for patients."

Friends of The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

In 2009 a committee made up of patients, volunteers and donors was established to raise awareness about the centre and to generate funds.  The committee organises a broad selection of events through out the course of the year.  If you would like to hear more about these events or to join the committee, please contact Catherine McGrory at or 0141 330 8007.