The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation) is a biomedical research centre in London, which opened in 2016. The institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King's College London (KCL), the Medical Research Council, University College London (UCL) and the Wellcome Trust. The institute is planned to have 1,500 staff, including 1,250 scientists, and an annual budget of over £100 million, making it the biggest single biomedical laboratory in Europe.


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Scientists find a genetic cause of lupus

An international team of researchers has identified DNA mutations in a gene that senses viral RNA, as a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, with the finding paving the way for the development of new treatments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CryoEM unlocks understanding of COVID-19 evolution

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have identified structural changes in COVID-19 variants which provide clues to how the virus evolved to have greater levels of infectivity.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists uncover unique immune cell surveillance mechanism

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and King's College London have identified how specialist immune cells, called gamma delta T cells (γδ T cells), sense the body's status quo, enabling them to assess the health ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find that the way tumours grow impacts their genetics

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UCL, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London have developed a computer model to analyze how the way in which tumors grow affects their ...

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