The Francis Crick Institute is an interdisciplinary medical research institute. Its work is helping us to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. By bringing together scientists from all disciplines, it is helping to improve people's lives and is also keeping the UK at the forefront of innovation in medical research, attracting high-value investment and strengthening the economy.
The Francis Crick Institute is a unique partnership between six of the UK’s most successful scientific institutions. Established as a charity, it will be a world-class research centre and one of the most significant developments in UK biomedical science for a generation. The Crick will have a distinctive vision of how medical research should be conducted, and will play a key role in creating the foundation of knowledge on which this century’s improvements in health will be based.
Crick researchers are currently based in its partner Institutes and Universities: the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, King's College London, Imperial College London, and UCL.