Exciting new discoveries about how our bodies work are being made by scientists every day. But what exactly goes on in the lab? And what do these discoveries mean for preventing, diagnosing and treating human disease? Join us for our new series of discussion events, Crick Chats, to find out.
Crick Chats are relaxed and friendly evening events that bring you face-to-face with scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute and our partner organisations.
Half of all people with Down's syndrome develop Alzheimer's disease by the time they are 50. In this Crick Chat, Dr Victor Tybulewicz from the Francis Crick Institute, and Professor Elizabeth Fisher and Dr Andre Strydom from UCL, will discuss how their collaborative research is shedding light on this link, and how Down's syndrome patients may hold the key to new Alzheimer's treatments.
Hear about their work, ask a burning question, or just enjoy a chat; this is your chance to find out what’s going on at the frontline of biomedical research.
No knowledge of science is required and all are welcome to attend.
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The Francis Crick Institute
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the scientific mechanisms of living things. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illness such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.
By bringing together scientists from many disciplines, the Crick will have the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease.
The Francis Crick Institute was founded by six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London.