Crick sticks its neck out to pioneer biomedical research



The new Francis Crick Institute has a commanding position within a cluster of science-based organisations that are near St Pancras in central London. It has much to live up to, named as it is, after Sir Francis Crick who was one of Britain's great scientists famed for his contribution that led to the identification of the structure of DNA.

Now open, this interdisciplinary medical research institute is working to help understand why disease develops and find new ways to prevent and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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The Francis Crick Institute is a consortium of six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations — who invested a total of £700 million to establish the Institute. By 2017, the institute will employ 1,500 staff, including 1,250 scientists, and have an operating budget of over £100 million.