Crick Chats

Crick Chat on Depression

Crick Chat on Depression with speakers Patricia Zunszain from King's College London, and Francois Guillemot from the Crick © Wellcome Images

Exciting new discoveries about how our bodies work are being made by scientists every day. But what exactly goes on in the lab? And what do these discoveries mean for preventing, diagnosing and treating human disease? Join us at our relaxed and friendly discussion events, Crick Chats, to find out.

Crick Chats bring you face-to-face with researchers working at the Francis Crick Institute and our partner organisations. Hear about their work, ask a burning question, or just enjoy a chat; Crick Chats are free and accessible to all.

What happens at a Crick Chat?

Each Crick Chat sees a Crick researcher in conversation with a clinician or researcher working in a related field. The audience is drawn in to the discussion through quick-fire quizzes, polls, demonstrations and Q+A sessions. Sit back and enjoy a drink or enter the debate. You can get as involved as you like.

What topics are discussed?

Each Crick Chat explores a contemporary area of research that relates to a common human disease or strand of medicine. Previous Crick Chats have included:

Crick Chat on cancer: the power of genetics

Crick Chat on tuberculosis: the race against antibiotic resistance

Crick Chat on depression: the role of stem cells

Crick Chat on Down syndrome: unravelling the links with Alzheimer's disease. You can watch a recording of this event here

Crick Chat on tissue engineering: a multidisciplinary approach 

Crick Chat on antibiotic resistance. You can listen to a recording of this event at this link.

Who are they for?

Anyone with an interest in biomedical science and the work of the Francis Crick Institute is welcome to attend. No special knowledge of science is required.

When and where?

Crick Chats take place four times a year at the Crick. Please keep an eye on our events page and Facebook for details of the next Crick Chat.

To find out about Crick Chats and other events, please email and ask to be added to the events mailing list. 

  • If you would like to be kept up to date with when Crick Chats are happening please email requesting to be added to the events mailing list.