The Francis Crick Institute, a brand new state of the art building in central London, is the largest biomedical research institute in Europe housing 1,500 leading scientists from a range of disciplines, working together under one roof to tackle global health problems.

The Institute focuses on all the major diseases that affect humankind, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. The emphasis at the Institute are on collaborative approaches to unravelling the interacting networks of genes, molecules, and environment underpinning living processes in order to tackle the root causes of these diseases.

The Francis Crick Institute is a collaboration between six of the world’s leading medical research organisations – Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s Medical Research Council, University College London, King’s College London and Imperial College London. The Institute is led by Nobel Laureate, Sir Paul Nurse, who brings a combination of ambitious scientific vision and experience in leading some of the world’s most renowned research organisations.

Making a step change in progress against the major diseases is dependent on carrying out world class research. This, in turn, depends on the very best scientists, working at the peak of their creativity and productivity. Because of its unrivalled leadership, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for novel collaboration, the Institute is a magnet for the brightest young scientists from around the world.

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