The International Centre for Life opened in 2000, born out of an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to creating a self-sustaining science village.
Almost 600 people from 35 countries work here: researchers, doctors and nurses work alongside people in the fields of education, public engagement and business. What unites everyone is a passion for science.
At the heart of the science village is the Life Science Centre, which attracts around 250,000 visitors annually and is the largest provider of schools science workshops in Europe
On site partners include Newcastle University, who chose Life for the location of their Institute of Genetic Medicine; the NHS Newcastle Fertility Centre; the NHS Northern Genetics Service and several young and vibrant biotechnology companies.
Some facts of Life:
The International Centre for Life Trust is a registered charity and is governed by a board of trustees:
Alastair Balls CB DL - Chairman, Centre for Life
Linda Conlon - Chief Executive, Centre for Life
Clive Cookson - Journalist, Financial Times
Professor Christopher Day - Pro Vice-chancellor for Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University Medical School
Dr Steven Gater - Retired Head Teacher
Professor Roy Sandbach – David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise, Newcastle University Business School
Professor Nicholas Wright - Pro Vice-chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Councillor Michael Johnson - Deputy Cabinet Member for Skills, Business and Enterprise at Newcastle City Council
Andrew Hodgson - Chief Executive Officer, SMD (Soil Machine Dynamics) and Vice-Chair North East Local Enterprise Partnership
Fiona Cruickshank OBE - Non-executive Chair at SCM Pharma
Lucy Winskell - Pro Vice-chancellor (Business and Engagement) at Northumbria University
Patrick Hussey - Pro Vice-chancellor (Science) at Durham University
Here is a map of the Centre for Life.
Biomedicine West Wing
incorporating Newcastle Fertility Centre (NHS) and Newcastle University.
Biomedicine East Wing
and Northern Genetics Service (NHS).
Read the Trustees' Report and Financial Papers (Trust). Year ended 31 March 2014.
Read about activities taking place in the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the benefits they bring to the general public.