The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute has created the Crick COVID-19 Consortium (CCC) in partnership with Health Services Laboratory (HSL), Institute of Cancer Research and University College London Hospital NHS Trust to provide testing capacity for healthcare workers in local hospitals and care homes.


  • Dr Jerome Nicod, Head of Advanced Sequencing Facility
  • Dr Marg Crawford, Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Laura Cubitt, Senior Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Dr Deb Jackson, Senior Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Jimena Perez-Lloret, Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Sophie Ward, Senior Scientific Officer
  • Makis Fidanis, Senior Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Aaron Sait, Laboratory Research Scientist
  • Dr Robert Goldstone, Deputy Head of Advanced Sequencing Facility
  • Dr Harshil Patel, Principal Bioinformatician, nf-core/viralrecon data processing pipeline
  • Chelsea Sawyer, Senior Bioinformatician
  • Aengus Stewart, Head of Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
  • Dr Steve Gamblin, Director of Science Operations