News archive: 2016

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Knighthood for Jim Smith

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.
30 December 2016

A week in Westminster - Daniel Burnham

Daniel Burnham, a postdoc in Hasan Yardimci's group at the Francis Crick Institute, spent last week in Westminster with health minister Nicola Blackwood MP thanks to a pairing scheme run by the Royal Society.
07 December 2016

An insider’s view of Westminster

Daniel Burnham is taking time out from the lab to spend this week in Westminster with health minister Nicola Blackwood MP.
28 November 2016

Charles Swanton is the 2016 recipient of the Biochemical Society’s GlaxoSmithKline Award

The award is given in recognition of research leading to new advances in medical science and is specifically intended to recognize mid-career biochemists who completed their PhD less than 20 years ago.
18 November 2016

The Queen opens new Francis Crick Institute building

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Duke of York, have opened the £650 million Francis Crick Institute in London this morning (Wednesday 9 November).
09 November 2016

Simon Boulton appointed to management team at start-up company

Simon Boulton has been appointed Vice President Science Strategy at the start-up company Artios Pharma Ltd.
03 November 2016

The Crick opens to the public with its first exhibition

Members of the public can now visit the Francis Crick Institute and explore our first exhibition, titled ‘How do we look?: Exploring the scientific gaze at the Crick’.
02 November 2016

The Crick becomes an accredited London Living Wage employer

The Francis Crick Institute has become an accredited London Living Wage employer. It is committed to paying the London Living Wage to all staff and contractors working at the Crick Laboratory.
01 November 2016

Francis Crick Institute publishes open access and data management policies

Policies on open access and the availability of experimental data have been published on the Crick website.
28 October 2016

News feature: Crick’s first spinouts signal new focus on innovation

The first spinout companies have been launched based on research by Francis Crick Institute scientists. These spinouts are early tangible outcomes for the focus the Crick has placed from the start on ‘translation’ as a key strategic goal.
24 October 2016

Crick Scientific Advisory Board

Today we announce the appointment of the Crick's Scientific Advisory Board.
10 October 2016

Clinical PhD programme in the north of England partners with the Francis Crick Institute

The Universities of Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield are joining together to establish a new clinical PhD programme called the 4ward North Clinical PhD Academy.
21 September 2016

Peter Ratcliffe wins Lasker Award

Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Clinical Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute, has won the 2016 Lasker Award for basic medical research.
13 September 2016

Gordon Peters 1948-2016

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Gordon Peters, a stalwart of the former LRI's Lincoln's Inn Fields laboratories, from oesophageal cancer.
07 September 2016

Charles Swanton awarded Royal Society research professorship

Professor Charles Swanton of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Royal Society Napier Research Professorship to further his study of the evolution of cancer cells within tumours.
06 September 2016

Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building

The first scientists have moved into the new £650 million Francis Crick Institute building in London and are starting work in their purpose-built labs.
01 September 2016

Crick wayfinder app a first in building navigation

Scientists and staff at the Crick will be able to negotiate their way around Europe's biggest biomedical laboratory with the help of a web-based wayfinding app.
01 September 2016

Call for proposals: 2016 Creative Workshops

The Crick's Public Engagement team is inviting proposals from companies or individuals to develop and deliver an arts-based workshop to coincide with our first pilot exhibition.
08 August 2016

Statement on the outcome of the EU referendum

It is a priority for the Crick leadership to support our colleagues, staff and students, including those who come from EU countries outside the UK.
05 August 2016

Crick publishes first annual review

The 40-page booklet gives a summary of our activities in 2015/16 including highlights from the year and our scientific achievements.
04 August 2016

How do we know what we know?

The Crick's Education team has piloted a Year 7 project to help get Camden students to 'Work Scientifically'.
02 August 2016

Mayor of London visits the Crick

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was taken on a tour of the Crick today by Paul Nurse, to discuss the opportunities for life sciences and see first-hand how the knowledge and innovation of the Crick and other nearby academic and scientific organisations, will continue to thrive following the European referendum result.
28 July 2016

Dr Nicholas McGranahan awarded Cancer Research UK’s Pontecorvo prize

The Pontecorvo prize is awarded to CRUK-funded students “who have produced outstanding PhD theses and made the greatest contribution to scientific knowledge in their field”.
26 July 2016

Crick Chat on antibiotic resistance

Our latest Crick Chat took place on 23 June 2016 at the Star of Kings pub as part of the MRC Festival of Medical Research.
25 July 2016

Paul Nurse elected Honorary Fellow of the British Academy

Paul Nurse has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences.
18 July 2016

Beverly Griffin

It is with sadness that we report the death of Beverly Griffin, alumna of the former Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) laboratories at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
14 June 2016

Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Crick scientist Jean Langhorne

Jean Langhorne, who heads the Malaria Immunology Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite (BioMalPar) conference in Heidelberg, Germany, in May.
14 June 2016

The Crick serves up a Pint of Science at local pub

Ever wondered what scientists actually do all day? Science-lovers headed to the pub to find out: this May 23-25th Crick researchers swapped the lab for a lager to deliver a series of talks on topics from cancer to cows.
13 June 2016

Knighthood for Dr Richard Treisman

Dr Richard Treisman, biochemist, molecular biologist and Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to biomedical science and to cancer research.
11 June 2016

Celebrating Francis Crick's centenary: new portrait revealed

It is Francis Crick’s centenary today (8 June 2016), and the Francis Crick Institute has revealed a new portrait of Francis Crick to coincide with his 100th birthday.
08 June 2016

Jernej Ule elected member of EMBO

Jernej Ule, a Group Leader at the Crick seconded from UCL (University College London), has been elected to the EMBO membership.
24 May 2016

Crick Chat on tissue engineering: a multidisciplinary approach

Our latest Crick Chat on tissue engineering was held at Central Saint Martins on 26 April
19 May 2016

Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Crick scientist Jean Langhorne

Jean Langhorne, who heads the Malaria Immunology Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite (BioMalPar) conference in Heidelberg, Germany, in May.
18 May 2016

Camden charities chosen to run new health and wellbeing centre

In a unique model for community engagement by a research institute, the Francis Crick Institute has appointed a group of Camden charities to run a health and wellbeing centre for local people within its new building in King’s Cross.
12 May 2016

Steve West elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences of the USA has elected Steve West, Group leader at the Crick’s Clare Hall Laboratories, as a Foreign Associate for his contributions to the fields of DNA recombination and repair.
03 May 2016

Royal Society Fellowship for Crick scientist

Adrian Hayday, a Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in recognition of his work on epithelial immune cells.
29 April 2016

Sharing Crick career stories with Camden’s primary school children

The Crick's Education and Safety teams have taken part in the Knowledge Quarter’s Primary Careers Conference to help inspire local children to broaden their career aspirations.
29 April 2016

Kathy Niakan honoured by TIME

The Crick's Dr Kathy Niakan has been named in this year's 'TIME 100', an annual list of the most influential people in the American world.
21 April 2016

World TB day at the Crick

March 24 was World TB day, and the Crick marked the occasion by holding a symposium covering the history and spread of the disease, the basic biology, and the fight against drug resistance.
04 April 2016

One year on

One year ago, on 1 April 2015, the Francis Crick Institute came to life. On this date, we transferred 1,200 staff from two institutes, the London Research Institute and the National Institute for Medical Research, to become official employees of the Crick.
01 April 2016

Women in STEM panel discussion and careers fair

March 8th, International Women’s Day, is backed by the United Nations and is celebrated across 40 countries. To mark the day, the Crick and Camden Council co-organised an event celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
11 March 2016

Crick scientist honoured for groundbreaking research into memory

A researcher from the Francis Crick Institute is one of three British neuroscientists who have jointly won the world’s most valuable prize for brain research for their outstanding work on the mechanisms of memory. Professor Tim Bliss, from the Crick’s Mill Hill laboratory, and Professors Graham Collingridge (University of Bristol) and Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) are this year’s winners of The Brain Prize.
01 March 2016

Paradigm: a new public art commission

Today, one of the largest sculptures in London was installed on the plaza outside the front entrance of the Crick. A staggering 14 metres high and made of weathered steel, the sculpture entitled 'Paradigm' provides a strong, visual statement for the Crick.
24 February 2016

Sir Keith Peters receives honorary degree from Cambridge University

We are delighted that Professor Sir Keith Peters, Senior Consultant to the Crick, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College and Clare Hall, Regius Professor of Physic Emeritus, physician and immunologist (Doctor of Medical Science) is to be admitted to the Higher Doctorates honoris causa at a Congregation in the Senate House, Cambridge on Wednesday 15 June 2016.
23 February 2016

The Crick signs San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment

The Crick has signed the the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DoRA)
28 January 2016

Crick wins Investment in London’s Future Award

The Francis Crick Institute has won the 2016 London First Investment in London’s Future Award, for “a visionary regeneration or development which reinforces London’s competitiveness in the long term”.
20 January 2016