The Crick is a new type of biomedical research institute. Our uncompromising commitment to excellence, our emphasis on multidisciplinary research, our focus on young and emerging talent, our novel ways of partnership working, and our plans to export our best people to other institutions are some of the factors that will set the Crick apart.
The Crick aspires to be one of the world's leading medical research institutes. At the heart of our philosophy is a commitment to the highest quality science. We believe that the necessary quality can only be delivered through a focus on the best and most imaginative scientists, which in turn requires a broad and flexible approach to our scientific programme.
The new building, located in the London Borough of Camden, will open in 2016, amid a unique cluster of scientific skill, leading hospitals and one of the world's top universities, UCL. It will provide a new focal point for the considerable talent and knowledge in the area while playing its part in the life of the local community.
At the Crick we are passionate about our work and the benefits biomedical research can bring to people's health, the economy, and society. Our innovative and inclusive public engagement programme is designed to enlighten, inspire and entertain people of all ages and levels of understanding of science.
Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Clinical Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute, has won the 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research - one of the most prestigious science prizes in the world - with William G Kaelin and Gregg L Semenza.