Committee visits Francis Crick Institute to take evidence

30 October 2017

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee continues taking evidence for its inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy. The evidence sessions take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and the Committee hears from its chief executive as well the institute’s researchers.


Tuesday 31 October at the Francis Crick Institute, London

At 10.30am

  • Sir Paul Nurse, Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute

At 11.15am

  • Dr Veronique Birault, Head of Translation, Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Simon Boulton, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Kathy Niakan, Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
  • Prof Charles Swanton, Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute

Possible questions

Topics likely to be covered across the sessions include:

  • The role the Francis Crick Institute will play in the implementation of the life sciences strategy
  • The effect Brexit may have on research and development in the UK, particularly the movement of scientists
  • How the UK could become more successful in innovation and commercialisation of science
  • If the strategy will improve the quality and quantity of life sciences and its funding in the UK

Further information

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