The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. This state of the art biomedical research facility brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines and encourages both scientists and the general public to find out more about what goes on inside through a range of tours and seminars. UCL staff can also host their own events at the Crick.
If you are a UCL staff member or student and would like to visit the Crick we can arrange a tour for you. They generally take place on Wednesday afternoons and we try to get a group together rather than organise on an individual basis so there may be a short wait before it happens. To let us know you're interested, email Crick enquiries from a UCL email address.
The Crick arranges a wide range of events for everyone! Their extensive programme of seminars, lectures and symposia aims to share knowledge with the scientific community. An exciting range of public events and exhibitions are open to all to get you engaged whatever your background.
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Medicine at the Crick: The new medicine of DNA repair pathways: damage repair vulnerabilities in cancer. 19 March 2020
Loss of DNA repair pathways is an early and frequent event in tumorigenesis. DNA repair-deficient cancers often become critically dependent on backup DNA repair pathways, which present an 'Achilles heel' that can be targeted to eliminate cancer cells.
This is the basis of synthetic lethality and is exemplified by the success of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in treating BRCA-deficient breast and ovarian cancers. However, new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed to overcome acquired and innate PARP inhibitor resistance and to exploit other DNA repair deficiencies.
This meeting will discuss the discovery, development, success and clinical challenges of PARP inhibitors and the current efforts to develop new DNA repair inhibitors to exploit other vulnerabilities in cance
Full details of the programme can be found in this link.
Interested in hosting an event at the Crick? UCL staff can hold meetings at the Crick on weekdays and medium to large scale events at the Crick on Mondays and Tuesday, subject to availability.
Please note that the Crick will pass on all direct event costs, including venue hire, AV support, furniture hire if required, and catering.
If you would like to enquire about hosting an event at the Crick, please contact the Crick Events Team for further information on the types of spaces available to hire.