I pass the site of the new Francis Crick Institute - formerly known as UKCMRI - every day on my way to work.  Here's a photo of it that I took yesterday evening.  Not the best photo I admit but it was rather windy and I had my hands full.  I'll try and remember to... Continue Reading →

Are you researchy?

The NHS Future Forum - the recently announced exercise by the Department of Health to get the NHS reforms back on track - has today published a list of its members.  Further names are likely to be added it seems.  It includes a few 'researchy' people as we tend to call them here in the office... Continue Reading →

UKCMRI Task Gets Bigger

So the UKCMRI partners were in front of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee yesterday as were representatives of the local community.  Meanwhile the Science Minister, David Willetts, announced that the Government had agreed the business plan for the new centre as put forward by the Medical Research Council (MRC).   A good day all... Continue Reading →

UKCMRI and other news

In Manchester at the Lowry Centre today for the NHS R&D Forum conference. I have fond memories of Manchester having spent some of my childhood growing up near Wilmslow.  Indeed, it was on a hot sunny day such as this that I remember myself and umpteen other seven year olds sitting on a gym mat listening to... Continue Reading →

Good news on medical research regulation

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, paid a visit to the Wellcome Trust this morning and announced a clutch of initiatives including: £250 million investment in 2010/11 for the new world-class medical research centre at St Pancras in London which will bring together research teams to tackle major medical challenges. The... Continue Reading →

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