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Crick researchers are working at the forefront of the scientific response to answer some of the most urgent questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, from how we can improve testing, to why it’s deadly in some people but causes no symptoms in others.
The Francis Crick Institute is working at the forefront of the scientific response to coronavirus, volunteering expertise and facilities to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Crick is an open door for curious minds. Visit our free exhibition to explore what goes on behind the scenes and gain fascinating insights into the Crick’s research.
Emily Scott-Dearing is the curator of Craft & Graft, the Crick’s new exhibition. Here, Emily gives us an insight into how it all came together.
Announcing the launch of the Crick's new exhibition, Director Paul Nurse warns that the UK’s post-Brexit visa system could put a ‘backbone’ of scientific research at risk.
Crick scientists use microscopes firing light particles, or even smaller electron particles, to illuminate the inner workings of our cells and to watch how tiny organisms develop and grow.
Rather than experiment on a living patient, scientists studying the human body often work with cells that are grown artificially in flasks.
Every corner of the Crick building contains specialist equipment, which scientists rely on to get their work done. When the equipment breaks, the science stops.
We may look nothing like fruit flies, but 70% of genes for human disease have a fruit fly equivalent. For this reason, many scientists study these insects to understand how genes affect our health.
Every year, the Glasswash team will clean 750,000 flasks, bottles and test tubes to be reused by Crick scientists. Their work is vital; one mistake and contamination could put life-changing scientific research at risk.
Engineers, technicians and other research specialists make up a large part of our workforce and without them the science we do here would be impossible. That is why the Crick has signed the Technicians Commitment recognising the important role that our technical staff play in the Institute.
The Crick will be home to the UK’s first exhibition on research that's working to turn the tide on cancer.