News archive: 2018

Jan | Feb | Apr | May | Jun | Jul

Jan-Bas Prins appointed as new director of animal facility

Jan-Bas Prins, Professor of Laboratory Animal Science and Director of the Central Animal Facility at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, has been appointed as the new Director of the Crick's animal facility.
16 July 2018

New interactive installation unveiled at the Crick

Flow State, a new interactive digital installation facing out from the foyer of the Francis Crick Institute, was unveiled on 12 July.
12 July 2018

Genome editing is changing the debate

New genome-editing techniques are so specific, efficient and versatile that old arguments ruling out genetic modification in humans as too unreliable and unsafe to consider may no longer apply.
29 June 2018

Imaging facilities continue to aid scientific discoveries

Crick scientists and staff from the Medical Research Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have been celebrating the success of our new imaging facility.
22 June 2018

London Tech Week launched at the Crick

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, came to the Francis Crick Institute to launch London Tech Week, the city’s flagship festival celebrating technology and innovation.
11 June 2018

Crick scientists win L’Oréal UNESCO Women in Science fellowships

Lucia Prieto-Godino and Yanlan Mao are among the five fellowship winners for 2018.
01 June 2018

Nic Tapon elected to EMBO

Nic Tapon, senior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in recognition of his high quality life sciences research.
14 May 2018

Sharon Tooze and Jesper Svejstrup recognised with Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

The Academy of Medical Sciences has granted fellowships to Sharon Tooze and Jesper Svejstrup, Senior Group Leaders at the Francis Crick Institute.
10 May 2018

Royal Society elects four new Crick fellows

Fellowship of the Royal Society has been awarded to Charlie Swanton and Vassilis Pachnis, Group Leaders at the Francis Crick Institute, Demis Hassabis, Crick Scientific Advisory Board member, and Lord David Willets, Crick Board member.
09 May 2018

Karen Vousden and Tomas Lindahl elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has elected Karen Vousden, Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, and Tomas Lindahl, Emeritus Group Leader at the Crick, as Foreign Associates for their continuing achievements in original research.
08 May 2018

From rural India to a cutting-edge cancer lab

Meeting a Prime Minister would be a significant moment for most of us, but when Raju Veeriah met Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi at the Crick last week, everyone in his home village in India came out in celebration.
24 April 2018

UK and Indian Prime Ministers visit the Francis Crick Institute

Scientists and other staff at the Francis Crick Institute were out in force to greet the UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The Prime Ministers used their visit to launch a new £13m Tech Alliance between the two countries and announce £1bn worth of business deals.
18 April 2018

European Research Council awards for Crick Group Leaders

Group leaders Sharon Tooze and Caetano Reis e Sousa have each received Advanced Grants Awards of more than two million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC) to support research projects.
12 April 2018

Crick Group Leader in team shortlisted for £20m CRUK Grand Challenge Award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from John Hopkins University, the Francis Crick Institute, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge and University of California, San Francisco has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge.
08 February 2018

Crick PhD student in Forbes '30 under 30' list

Anna Perdrix Rosell, a third year PhD student at the Crick, has made it on to this year's Forbes 30 under 30 list for European science and healthcare for co-founding a biotech start-up.
05 February 2018

World Cancer Day: thoughts on the future of cancer research

To mark World Cancer Day, we asked some of our cancer scientists about the cutting-edge approaches, techniques and developments that they are most excited about, giving a snapshot of the field in 2018.
04 February 2018

Alison Davis wins CIO of the year award

The Francis Crick Institute's Chief Information Officer (CIO), Alison Davis, has been named the UK's CIO of the year at the Women in IT awards.
01 February 2018

Jane Hughes appointed Director of Communications at the Crick

Jane Hughes, former BBC Health Correspondent and communications lead at Rethink Mental Illness and the Royal College of Nursing, has been appointed Director of Communications at the Crick.
30 January 2018