Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-leading research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Our research is split into four programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics, supported by strategic programme grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

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23/05/2017

Aged stem cells could lead to weaker immune systems

Single-cell analysis by the Reik lab and collaborators examines ageing in stem cells

Research reveals blood stem cells age at different rates


19/05/2017

Preventing an identity crisis in the immune system

The Turner lab examines ZFP36L1 in MZ B cells

New paper examines a protein that protects immune cell identity


17/05/2017

Celebrating science and impacts at the Babraham Institute

Babraham annual research & impact awards

The Institute celebrates the outstanding research and impacts…

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01/06/2017

Pioneer Transcription factors in programming and reprogramming

Dr Abdenour Soufi - MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and…


05/06/2017

The Circadian Clockwork and Innate Immunity

Prof. Andrew Loudon


06/06/2017

Map plasticity and synthetic lethality in oncogenic PI3K signals with T cell leukemia

Dr Jeroen Roose; Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy,…


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BACH2 immunodeficiency illustrates an association between super-enhancers and haploinsufficiency.

Afzali B, Grönholm J, Vandrovcova J

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2017)

PMID: 28530713

Transcription and chromatin determinants of de novo DNA methylation timing in oocytes.

Gahurova L, Tomizawa SI, Smallwood SA

Epigenetics & chromatin
10 1756-8935:25 (2017)

PMID: 28507606

RNA binding by the histone methyltransferases Set1 and Set2.

Sayou C, Millán-Zambrano G, Santos-Rosa H

Molecular and cellular biology
1098-5549: (2017)

PMID: 28483910