According to the recent news from UK Research and Innovation £1 billion invested in the future of UK discovery science. The funding will be given to the Francis Crick Institute.
£1 billion invested in the future of UK discovery science
The Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), and Wellcome have today announced £1 billion of funding for the Francis Crick Institute.
What is the purpose of this funding
Francis Crick Institute is been a national flagship research institute for Biomedical research. It was formed in 2015 to research more about how living things work to transform the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human diseases like cancer, heart disease, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Francis Crick Institute is a national flagship for biomedical research. It was formed in 2015 to understand more about how living things work to transform treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human diseases such as:
- heart disease
- neurodegenerative diseases.
The Crick Institute also creates business opportunities for the UK; ten firms have been founded as a result of research there.
What does the Crick institute do?
Crick’s mission is discovery without boundaries. The institute doesn’t limit the direction of research takes. The institute wants to understand more about how living things work to help improve treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of human disease and generate economic opportunities for the UK.
Who funds the Francis Crick Institute?
The institute is established by its six founding partner organizations:
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
- UCL (University College London)
- Imperial College London
- The Welcome Trust
- King’s College London
The Francis Crick Institute began operating in early 2017 and now has more than 100 research groups.
Research groups from NIMR and LRI have been joined by groups seconded from each of the three partner universities, and have recruited a significant number of newly recruited group leaders.
The leading edge of global innovation
This funding will help Crick’s expansion which aims to have a leading role, forging connections across the country and world.
The new funding will support the aim to make the UK a global place where the researchers can work at the forefront of global research innovation
The evolution of lung cancer has been the focus of research at the Crick, which has also led to the development of a novel tuberculosis vaccine and revealed how medicines can keep up with the illness.
The institution has shown how crucial it is to support its biomedical research in order to increase the knowledge of human health and disease.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The UK’s Francis Crick Institute is at the center of forging ground-breaking advances to beat diseases like cancer and dementia sooner, helping deliver major improvements to diagnosis and treatment as well as preventing infection in the first place.”
Thanks to £1 billion in new funding, the Crick can go further to propel scientific discovery forward, harnessing British ingenuity, supporting new innovative companies to grow, and cementing the UK’s place as a science superpower.
Solving global scientific challenges
During this Professor John Iredale, MRC Executive Chair said: “The Crick has been a flagship discovery biomedical science center since its formation in 2015. This funding from MRC, CRUK and Wellcome will continue to support them in advancing their world-class biomedical research and solving scientific challenges. Since its founding, the Crick has already produced many important advances in human health and disease, spanning cancer, COVID-19, neurodegeneration and embryo development, and we’re proud to continue supporting their ground-breaking research.”
The Francis Crick Institute is a top-tier research institution dedicated to groundbreaking discovery research, interdisciplinary research innovation, and the development of early-career scientists from all over the world. This funding of £1 billion invested in the future of UK discovery science will definitely bring a significant change to human life in the coming years.