Discovery with a purpose - to improve people's health and wellbeing - is central to the Crick.
We conduct discovery science, aimed at solving human health challenges. Our translation and innovation strategy seeks to turn this science into improvements in the lives of people around the world, as well as generating economic opportunities.
We aim to improve lives by identifying possible therapies, diagnosis and disease prevention. This often offers opportunities to form new businesses and grow existing ones, creating highly skilled employment and the potential for other activities that reinforce the UK's position at the forefront of innovation in life sciences.
To realise these health benefits, we have created an environment where basic and clinical scientists can work together closely and effectively.
We don’t carry out patient-based research at The Crick, but we use the clinical and regulatory expertise of our three university founders, their Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs).
These close working relationships helps in the development of experimental medicine, a key element of translational research.