Sonia Gandhi

Our university attachments

The university research groups currently working at the Crick

Types of attachment

There are three ways that group leaders from our university partners work alongside researchers in the Crick.


Secondments allow a research group leader at one of our university partners to transfer all or part of their group to the Crick for an agreed period. The group leaders are usually early in their careers and will be at the Crick for three to six years.


Satellites are small groups of university researchers embedded in a Crick research group or STP for an agreed period. There are two types of satellite:

  • Project-based satellite: a substantive project-focused collaboration between a satellite group leader and a ‘host’ Crick group leader (up to 3 years)

  • Programmatic satellite: a link with multiple Crick groups or STPs, either by providing new facilities or technologies or a larger-scale collaborative programme (up to 5 years)


Sabbaticals enable a research group leader to spend up to a year working in a Crick research group for hands-on collaboration or to learn a new technique.

Current attachments

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Imperial College London

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King's College London