The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Our work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, our founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London.
The Crick is a vibrant modern home for biomedical research. Around 1250 researchers work here, supported by around 250 operational people. Scientists from many different disciplines come together with technology experts working with the latest equipment to explore biology and how this relates to human health and disease.
Around 70 nationalities are represented at the Crick, with everyone contributing to our culture of collaboration and exchange of ideas. Our central London home is well connected with the UK and Europe via public transport, and is surrounded by other academic, scientific, medical and technology organisations.