Raising money for cancer research
For a biomedical research institute that hasn’t opened yet, The Francis Crick Institute has got a lot to live up to. It’s named after one of the greatest medical scientists and founded by six of the most prestigious science institutions in the UK, including Cancer Research UK – the world’s biggest public funder of cancer research. But the founders are confident it’ll pass all expectations within years of its opening in 2015. That’s because it’ll house the greatest scientific minds in the world.
Led by Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse, The Francis Crick Institute will bring together the world’s experts in medicine, maths, physics, biology and more to tackle the diseases responsible for millions of deaths across the world each year including cancer, TB, malaria, heart disease and neurological disorders. Never before have the greatest minds across so many disciplines been brought together under the same roof.
Imagine the collaborations that could be sparked off by chance meetings in the Institute, where researchers from far reaching specialisms share the same space. In fact, the building’s architecture has been crafted to facilitate collaboration through creative placement of infrastructure, while conventional lab groupings will be avoided to prevent silos forming.
Cancer Research UK is the only partner needing to fundraise for their contribution to the Institute. The charity needs to raise £100m by 2015. You can help create a world-leading institute dedicated to beating diseases that affect people across the world.
Find out more here: http://supportus.cancerresearchuk.org/Campaign-pages/createthechange/
And at http://crick.ac.uk/