Inauguration of the New Francis Crick Institute in London
11 November 2016

On Wednesday, October 9th, Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Duke of York, performed the opening of the new Francis Crick Institute in central London.

The new facilities make the Francis Crick Institute the biggest biomedical research institution in Europe. The Institute focuses on the study of the fundamental biology underlying human health and disease. It aims to tackle some of the most pressing health concerns of our time, such as stroke, heart disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Construction on the building was completed in August 2016, and researchers will be moving into the new facility continuously through the end of the year.

Created in 2015, the Crick Institute’s founding partners include the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, University College London (UCL), Imperial College London, and King’s College London. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation proudly supports Cancer Research UK, and contributed major support for the construction and equipment of the Institute.

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