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.

We maximise the impact of our research through Knowledge Exchange, Commercialisation and Public Engagement activities. We do this by collaborating with other academics, policy makers, charities, schools, the general public and industry, including companies on the Babraham Research Campus. Commercialisation is achieved in collaboration with the Institute’s wholly-owned trading arm, Babraham Institute Enterprise Limited.


PhoreMost and Babraham Institute Awarded £0.6M Innovate UK Funding

The Cook Lab will partner with Phoremost to find inhibitors of the RAS pathway

Innovate UK enables drug discovery collaboration with Phoremost


Institute Trustee awarded OBE in Birthday Honours

Professor Clive Page recognised for contributions to Pharmacology

Professor Page has helped shape the Babraham Research Campus


Expressing genetic interactions through music

Nuclear Dynamics data from the Fraser lab inspires musical and artistic creativity

Babraham Institute research inspires new Chromos, a new music…

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Biological Chemistry
Biological Support Unit
Gene Targeting
Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry

The Imaging Facility provides supported access to advanced fluorescence imaging technologies and image analysis solutions.

We have established methods to analyse neutral lipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids using a Shimadzu IT-TOF mass spectrometer coupled to a Prominence HPLC system
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in the academic research programmes and by private companies
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
Flow Cytometry
The Babraham Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers high quality service and state-of-the-art instrumentation to members of Babraham Institute and external users.
The bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the insitute and the biology performed within the research groups
The Facility plays a crucial role in all the Institute’s research programmes and is also available to external users on a fee-for-service basis
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus


The roles of alternative splicing in regulating the function of intrinsically disordered regions

Dr Robert Weatheritt; MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB),…


Studying long-distance enhancers of Sox9 in the developing mouse gonad

Dr Nitzan Gonen; Crick Institute, London


Researcher Evaluation

Refreshing Approaches to Researcher Evaluation

Research evaluation, policies and practice. Is the system working?


Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum

Open to anyone from academia or industry working on the development of novel therapeutics

Babraham Research Campus


Bioscience Lite - the use of animals in research

The use of animals in research

Bioscience LITE is a new series of free twilight teacher training…


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The histone 3 lysine 4 methyltransferase Setd1b is a maternal effect gene required for the oogenic gene expression program.

Brici D, Zhang Q, Reinhardt S

Development (Cambridge, England)
1477-9129: (2017)

PMID: 28619824

Cellular Stress in the Context of an Inflammatory Environment Supports TGF-β-Independent T Helper-17 Differentiation.

Brucklacher-Waldert V, Ferreira C, Stebegg M

Cell reports
19 2211-1247:2357-2370 (2017)

PMID: 28614720

Molecular definitions of autophagy and related processes.

Galluzzi L, Baehrecke EH, Ballabio A

The EMBO journal
1460-2075: (2017)

PMID: 28596378