My colleagues and I took a trip to the site of the Francis Crick institute (18 November). Currently it is a very large hole in the ground next to King’s cross station. But, with a bit of imagination – and a trip round the visitor’s centre – you can picture what will be the world-leading biomedical research institute when it opens in 2015. We learnt more about the ambitious project and the innovative community projects associated with the development.
The Institute will be a unique partnership with a unique vision. The College and its partners – the MRC, Cancer Research UK, Wellcome Trust, UCL and King’s College London, will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to further our understanding of the causes of disease and accelerate discoveries into the clinic. The Institute is an exciting opportunity for the UK; not only providing scientific breakthroughs but also boosting the UK economy.
If you want to take a trip to the site, you can arrange this at http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/blog/announcements/2011/10/28/visits-to-the-francis-crick-institute/
- You can find out more information about the Francis Crick Institute at http://www.crick.ac.uk/
Dr Sarah Perkins
Research Strategy Manager
Photos from the visit