Get a glimpse into the future of science
King’s Cross is the brand new home of The Francis Crick Institute. Named after the co-discoverer of DNA structure, the institute houses over 1,000 scientists and is the largest biomedical laboratory in Europe. From this November, visitors are welcomed inside for the first time to view a specially commissioned exhibition.
The scientists at the Crick examine how illnesses develop and look for new ways to treat conditions such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diseases of the brain. As the scientists move into their new labs, members of the public will be able to get a glimpse into their research with The Crick’s first ever exhibition – ‘How do we look?: Exploring the scientific gaze at the Crick’.
The exhibition features a collection of striking images and videos, each individually created by a Crick scientist to help solve a research problem. From microscope images, to illustrations, to computer models, the selection is diverse – some are beautiful, others deceptively simple. All have been produced to address a specific scientific question.
‘How do we look?: Exploring the scientific gaze at the Crick’ exhibition opens on Wednesday 2 November and runs until Saturday 4 February. Admission is free, simply turn up during the gallery opening hours to attend.
Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road N1C 4QL.