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Francis Crick Institute
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The Francis Crick Institute
Type Research institute
Registration No. England and Wales: 1140062
Headquarters 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′53″N 0°07′44″W / 51.5315°N 0.1289°W / 51.5315; -0.1289Coordinates: 51°31′53″N 0°07′44″W / 51.5315°N 0.1289°W / 51.5315; -0.1289
Focus Medical research

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical research centre in London which opened in 2016. It 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 has 1,500 staff, including 1,250 scientists, and an annual budget of over £100 million, making it the biggest single biomedical laboratory in Europe.

The Institute includes the former UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, which was at Mill Hill, North London.

The institute is named after the British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. Crick shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins. Unofficially, the Crick has been called Sir Paul's Cathedral, a reference to its Director, Sir Paul Nurse, and St Paul's Cathedral.


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