Scientific Vision

The Crick is a unique partnership between the MRC, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London. Its scientific vision is 'to discover the biology underlying human health, improving the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease and generating economic opportunities for the UK'. The principles that will guide the development of the Crick are set out in the strategy - 2013 Discovery without boundaries (pdf)

Imperial College London is a founding partner of The Francis Crick Institute, a research institute with a distinctive vision of how medical research should be conducted. The Crick opened the doors to its cutting-edge Midland Road lab in St Pancras in August 2016.

Imperial has helped to shape the Crick's scientific vision, and our engagement will ensure that collaborations between the world-class scientists and medical researchers from the College and the Crick continue for many years to come. 

The Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is an interdisciplinary medical research institute. Its work will help advance understanding of why disease develops and find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. 

The Crick is one of Europe’s largest biomedical research institutes. Central to the Crick’s mission is the development of multi-disciplinary approaches encompassing biological, physical and clinical sciences, to accelerate the discovery of fundamental biology processes behind human health and disease.

The building occupies a site of approximately 3.6 acres and houses approximately 1,250 scientists and 250 professional staff in a unique facility designed to encourage interdisciplinary interaction.