Innovative science

The Francis Crick Institute is an engine for discovery.

Academics, doctors, engineers, computer experts and others are working together in multidisciplinary teams with the common aim of improving people's lives through research into today's biggest health challenges.

The institute conducts research relevant to a wide range of diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke, neurodegenerative conditions and infectious diseases. Developing a better understanding of biological processes in health helps us understand why disease develops and how it might be treated.

The institute is also facilitating the development of effective treatments and diagnostics by fostering a culture that values and promotes the active translation of research and by building  links with clinical centres and the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

Read some examples of the research the Crick is carrying out in our archive of science news from the Crick's six partners

You can also read about our strategy and how this relates to our committment to the highest quality science.