Francis Crick Institute
|Registration No.||England and Wales: 1140062|
|Headquarters||1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, United Kingdom|
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical research centre in London which opened in 2016. It 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 is named after the British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. Crick shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins. Unofficially, the Crick has been called Sir Paul's Cathedral, a reference to its Director, Sir Paul Nurse, and St Paul's Cathedral.
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