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The Crick is a distinctive biomedical research institute. We are located in London, but our vision is UK-wide and relevant world-wide:

Our ambition is to discover the biology underlying human health, improving the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease, and generating economic opportunities for the UK.

Our work helps to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat a range of illnesses − such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.

We bring together outstanding scientists from all disciplines, carrying out research that will help improve the health and quality of people's lives, and keep the UK at the forefront of medical innovation.

We are:


We support ground-breaking discovery science, pursue excellence on the international stage and are not afraid to do things differently.


We take a long-term view, encourage creative approaches and explore connections between disciplines.


We are permeable to outside talent and ideas and committed to transparent science for the public good that meets the highest ethical, animal welfare and biosecurity standards.


We continually develop and refresh our science, are open to pursuing new opportunities and adaptable enough to change course quickly.


We mentor and support our staff, forge scientific connections in the UK and internationally and work with our founders and the public to support the development of the UK science and innovation ecosystem.

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