International Centre for Life Annual Review
The International Centre for Life opened in 2000, born out of an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to creating a self-sustaining science village.
Based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, 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. Life's public engagement programme attracts a broad audience for exhibitions and special events, and the education team deliver the biggest schools' science workshop programme in any European museum or science centre.
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.
"This is a truly wonderful place to visit. I remember visiting when it first opened and they have always ensured it is up-to-date and there is always something to do."
Some facts of Life:
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 2015.
Read the story of Life... so far.
Newcastle University's Institute of Genetic Medicine is based at Life. Find out more about its work: