Francis Crick works at the Medical Research Council Unit (since 1962 called Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology) from 1954 until 1976.
Francis Crick starts his PhD at the University College London in 1937, but his research is interrupted by the outbreak of the World War II in 1939.
After visiting Northampton Grammar School Francis Crick attends the Mill Hill High School in London. In 1933 he is awarded the Walter Knox Prize for Chemistry on Mill Hill School´s Foundation Day.
Francis Crick obtains his Bachelors degree in physics at the University College London in 1937.
Francis Harry Compton Crick is born to his parents Harry Crick and Annie Elizabeth Wilkins in Northampton, England. He has one younger brother, who later becomes a doctor in New Zealand.
Leaving the British Admiralty in 1947 Francis Crick starts studying biology at the University of Cambridge. He becomes a member of the Medical Research Council Unit in 1949 and works on the physical properties of cytoplasm at the Strangeways Research Laboratory. In addition he joins the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, which is headed by a pioneer of the discovery of DNA´s structure - Sir Lawrence Bragg.
Francis Crick is along with Maurice Wilkins and James Watson awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.
Francis Crick dies of colon cancer on 28. July 2004 at the Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, United States.
Francis Crick moves to the United States and becomes Distinguished Professor at the Salk Institute in La Jolla in 1977. Simultaneously, he´s Professor for biology, chemistry and psychology at the University of California, San Diego.
Francis Crick becomes a research student at the Gaius College, Cambridge, in 1950. There he earns his PhD with a thesis about " X-ray diffraction: polypeptides and proteins" in 1954. In his last academic year he leaves England for a few times to visit the Protein Structure Project of the Brooklyn Polytechnic in Brooklyn, New York and to lecture at Harvard.
During the World War II Francis Crick works for the Admiralty Research Laboratory. He focuses on magnetic and acoustic mines.
In August of 1949 Francis Crick marries his second wife Odile Speed. They have two daughters, Gabrielle and Jaqueline.
Francis Crick and A. Rich are proposing structure of collagen.
Francis Crick and Ruth Doreen Dodd get married in February of 1940. They have one son, Michael Francis Compton. But the marriage is divorced in 1947.
In 1951 Francis Crick and James Watson start working together at the Cavendish Laboratory of the Cambridge University. They develop a model for a helical structure of DNA, the double helix. These model is based on the x-ray diffraction results of Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins.