Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

06/12/2016

Controlling gene activity in human development

The role of PRC2 in keeping genes switched off

Paper published in Cell Reports


28/11/2016

A change of heart

Epigenetic basis of cardiac hypertrophy uncovered

Paper published in JCI


17/11/2016

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

Blood cell analysis identifies thousands of disease-related genes

Paper published in Cell


24/02/2017

Athena SWAN - My Life in Science Seminar

Dr Natasha Karp


28/03/2017

The Ageing Cell Conference 2017

Focussing on ageing at the cellular level

The Babraham Institute's annual conference in 2017 will focus…

Science Services

Bioinformatics
Biological Chemistry
Biological Support Unit
Flow Cytometry
Gene Targeting
Imaging
Lipidomics
Mass Spectrometry
Sequencing
Bioinformatics

The bioinformatics group provide biological computing services for the research groups at the institute but also for companies both on site and further afie...

Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry. Typically we are a...
Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit (BSU) opened in 2009 and provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in both the academic scientific research pr...
Flow Cytometry
Providing a world-class flow cytometry facility to help meet our scientific research goals.
 
The Babraham Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers ...
Gene Targeting
The Babraham Gene Targeting Facilities (GTF) provides a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute researchers and external inv...
Imaging

The Imaging Facility is located within one of the research buildings of the Babraham Institute and is equipped with state-of-the-art commercial imaging tech...

Lipidomics
The Lipidomics Mass Spectrometry Facility at Babraham Institute was established by Prof. Michael Wakelam and Dr. Qifeng Zhang at the beginning of 2007.

Since...
Mass Spectrometry
The Babraham Institute Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus.

The primary role of ...
Sequencing
Whilst the Human Genome Project sequenced the first complete human genome over the course of fifteen years and a cost of more than 2 billion US dollars, the advent of Nex...

Much of the work of the Babraham Institute focuses on the BBSRC’s strategic objective of research into healthy ageing – understanding the basic molecular processes to promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

Research into ageing is carried out across the Institute’s four programme areas: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics, and these work in close collaboration with each other. The four programme areas are funded by the BBSRC as Institute Strategic Programme Grants (ISPG).

 

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Efficient targeted DNA methylation with chimeric dCas9-Dnmt3a-Dnmt3L methyltransferase.

Stepper P, Kungulovski G, Jurkowska RZ

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: (2016)

PMID: 27899645

The H3K9 dimethyltransferases EHMT1/2 protect against pathological cardiac hypertrophy.

Thienpont B, Aronsen JM, Robinson EL

The Journal of clinical investigation
1558-8238: (2016)

PMID: 27893464

TET-dependent regulation of retrotransposable elements in mouse embryonic stem cells.

de la Rica L, Deniz Ö, Cheng KC

Genome biology
17 1474-760X:234 (2016)

PMID: 27863519

Lineage-Specific Genome Architecture Links Enhancers and Non-coding Disease Variants to Target Gene Promoters.

Javierre BM, Burren OS, Wilder SP

Cell
167 1097-4172:1369-1384.e19 (2016)

PMID: 27863249