News archive: 2011

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Government plans to boost UK life sciences sector welcomed

The Director and Chief Executive of The Francis Crick Institute, Paul Nurse, who is also the President of the Royal Society, has welcomed government plans to boost UK life sciences and make the country more attractive to pharmaceutical companies.
05 December 2011

Downing Street tribute to scientists

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have paid tribute to the dedication of researchers which has “hugely enriched” our lives.
30 November 2011

New independent Board members appointed

Lynne Gailey and Jamie Dundas have joined the Board of The Francis Crick Institute as independent directors and trustees.
21 November 2011

A historical day for The Francis Crick Institute

Two more of the world’s best universities join the partnership behind The Francis Crick Institute as a time capsule is buried under the building site.
11 October 2011

Football team gets a helping hand from The Crick

The Francis Crick Institute is to sponsor local youth football team Origin FC for the 2011-12 season.
29 September 2011

Scientists meet to discuss their work and the future

More than 150 scientists and senior managers involved in creating The Francis Crick Institute have met to discuss their science and the coming Institute.
26 September 2011

Government welcomes MPs' report

The government has given a positive response to a report by an influential committee of MPs who reviewed the project to create The Francis Crick Institute.
07 September 2011

Hilary Newiss has been appointed to the Board of the Francis Crick Institute

Hilary Newiss joins the Board of The Francis Crick Institute as an independent director and trustee
05 August 2011

New Visitor Centre now open

The Francis Crick Institute’s new on-site Visitor Centre opened on 4 August, 2011. Come along to find out more about the Institute and the progress of the construction of the building.
03 August 2011

Considerate Constructors

The Francis Crick Institute’s building site was rated as ‘exceptionally good’ in its first Considerate Constructors Scheme inspection.
01 August 2011

Local art brightens up building site

Pictures created by local schools and community organisations are on display around the perimeter of The Francis Crick Institute construction site.
27 July 2011

Institute staff join START festival 2011

Scientists and other staff from the Institute set up alongside arts and crafts stalls at the Somers Town Festival of Cultures (START)
19 July 2011

BHF Chair joins the Board of The Francis Crick Institute

The Chair of Trustees at the British Heart Foundation, Philip Yea, has joined the Board of The Francis Crick Institute as an independent director and trustee.
23 June 2011

MPs praise UKCMRI’s “comprehensive, ambitious and ground-breaking vision”

In their report into the project, the MPs said UKCMRI was of national importance with the potential to deliver significant improvements in health. The Science and Technology Committee added the project had “an excellent chance in delivering its primary objective of benefiting mankind”.
25 May 2011

Dozens enjoy fresh look at industrial past

Archaeologists have unearthed long-hidden railway tracks and the remains of a hydraulic power plant during their excavations of the UKCMRI site to the west of St Pancras International.
21 April 2011

Two more London universities plan to join UKCMRI

Imperial College London and King's College London have signalled their intention to become a part of UKCMRI.
13 April 2011

Uncovering the rail heritage that shaped London

Archaeologists are trying to piece together evidence of the industrial heritage of the UKCMRI site.
11 April 2011

Laing O’Rourke to be UKCMRI main contractor

After a lengthy and detailed evaluation process, Laing O'Rourke has been chosen as the main contractor for the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation.
11 March 2011

Government financial support for UKCMRI formally approved

Ministers have given formal approval for the Medical Research Council’s involvement in UKCMRI.
09 February 2011

Mayor backs UKCMRI "beacon of excellence"

Boris Johnson has approved UKCMRI plans - describing the institute as visionary
13 January 2011

Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse takes the helm at UKCMRI

Paul Nurse has begun work as UKCMRI's first Director and Chief Executive.
05 January 2011