Weren't able to make it to one of our events? Catch-up with the recordings and news stories below.

Edited recordings of our Crick Chat events are now available to listen to as podcasts. Crick Chats are relaxed and informal discussion events that explore how basic research being undertaken by Crick researchers is driving forwards the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Read more about them.

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Crick Chat podcasts

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Crick Chat on electron microscopy: seeing the invisible - 23 Nov 2016

Listen to Lucy Collinson, Head of the Crick's Electron Microscopy Science Technology Platform and Gipi Schiavo, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience at the UCL Institute of Neurology, discuss why the electron microscopy images they've made together are not only beautiful, but also extremely useful in understanding human disease.



Crick Chat on antibiotic resistance - 23 June 2016

Listen to Luiz Pedro Carvalho, a Group Leader from the Crick, and  Emily Wise, a doctor currently based at University College London Hospital, explain what is being done in the lab and the clinic to fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.


Crick Chat on Down syndrome: unravelling the link with Alzheimer's disease - 24 Nov 2015

This Crick Chat, which took place in a pub in King's Cross, was filmed. Watch Victor Tybulewicz from the Crick and Elizabeth Fisher and Andre Strydom from University College London discuss how their collaborative research is shedding light on the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.


Other events

The Genomic Revolution with the BBC World Service

Crick scientist Charles Swanton, medical ethicist Deborah Bowman, patient representative Sinead Feeney and clinical geneticist Alison Male debated the ethics and implications of whole genome sequencing in front of an audience of over 400 people at the Crick's first major public event, presented by the BBC's Claudia Hammond.

Their discussion ranged from the implications for diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases, to the potential for personalised medicine, data privacy, patient confidentiality and genetic ownership. An edited recording of the discussion was broadcast on 19 October 2016 and is available to listen to on the BBC World Service.


Cancer research, the story so far

Scientific and technological advances over the past 40 years have helped double the rate of cancer survival. But why does cancer develop, how do scientists study it in the lab, and what are the major areas of hope for the future?

On 7 February 2017 Caroline Hill, Group Leader and Daniel Miller, a postdoc in Caroline's lab, spoke to an audience of U3A members from across the UK. They looked back at the history of cancer research and explored the most exciting avenues for future progress, from cancer genomics to immunotherapy. You can watch a film of the event and find out what today's lab work could mean for future generations.

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