The Francis Crick Institute, London

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The Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation) is a biomedical research centre in London, which was established in 2010 and opened in 2016. The institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King's College London (KCL), the Medical Research Council, University College London (UCL) and the Wellcome Trust. The institute has 1,500 staff, including 1,250 scientists, and an annual budget of over £100 million, making it the biggest single

biomedical laboratory in Europe.
The institute is named after the molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins. Unofficially, the Crick has been called Sir Paul's Cathedral, a reference to Sir Paul Nurse and St Paul's Cathedral in London.
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  • The exterior hints at, must does not really convey, what a huge building this is. As you enter, you see ahead of you the vast floors of laboratories of the largest medical research laboratory in the....  more »
  • Never visited the place but applied for a job here and was satisfied with the customer experience. They were helpful and gave all helpful suggestions for my application  more »
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  • One of the best research centers in the world. The architecture of the building is amazing
  • Came to see the fly exhibition. Was left confused after going thought what I thought was introduction stage of the exhibition to find that was the whole thing. Just one room. Not stuff that was there was interesting just not enough and not what was sold to me on the website. The only saving grace was the awesome building.

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