The Crick is a new type of biomedical research institute. Our uncompromising commitment to excellence, our emphasis on multidisciplinary research, our focus on young and emerging talent, our novel ways of partnership working, and our plans to export our best people to other institutions are some of the factors that will set the Crick apart.
The Crick aspires to be one of the world's leading medical research institutes. At the heart of our philosophy is a commitment to the highest quality science. We believe that the necessary quality can only be delivered through a focus on the best and most imaginative scientists, which in turn requires a broad and flexible approach to our scientific programme.
In building the new Francis Crick Institutes, the Crick partners' aim was to create a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation in the heart of London. Dedicated to research excellence, it has the scale, vision and expertise to tackle challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease.
At the Crick we are passionate about our work and the benefits biomedical research can bring to people's health, the economy, and society. Our innovative and inclusive public engagement programme is designed to enlighten, inspire and entertain people of all ages and levels of understanding of science.
Professor Jim Smith, Group Leader and until recently Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute, has been knighted in the Queen's New Year Honours for services to medical research and science education.