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 three programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, and Lymphocyte Signalling, 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.


05/09/2018

How does ageing affect developing B cells?

Genome reorganisation at heart of age-related changes

First comprehensive mouse study studying genome organisation…


20/08/2018

Institute welcomes three new research groups to study the immune system

New research groups to be headed by Drs Adrian Liston, Sarah…


25/07/2018

Uncovering the fundamental causes of ageing

New research challenges ‘wear and tear’ explanation of ageing

What helps in early life hinders in later life

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Biological Support Unit
Mass Spectrometry
Imaging
Sequencing
Gene Targeting
Flow Cytometry
Biological Chemistry
Bioinformatics
Lipidomics
Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit (BSU) provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents. It supports research across the Institute as well as providing ser...
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Imaging

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

Sequencing
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
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.
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
Lipidomics
We have established methods to analyse neutral lipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids using a Shimadzu IT-TOF mass spectrometer coupled to a Prominence HPLC system

26/09/2018

Including sex and gender in (bio)medical research design

Prof. Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Radboud University, Nijmegen


08/10/2018

Lister Prize Lecture - Molecular mechanisms of immunological tolerance and immunosuppression

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri

Rahul Roychoudhuri will give his Lister Institute Prize Fellowship…


29/09/2018

Life Lab - discovery on your doorstep

Discovery on your doorstep

An exciting programme of events that will give you a new view…


10/10/2018

Bioscience Lites - Bioinformatics & Coding

Bioinformatics and Coding


19/10/2018

STEM Insights Teacher Placement Week

Join for a placement where you can immerse yourself in th

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Genetic regulation of antibody responsiveness to immunization in substrains of BALB/c mice.

Poyntz HC, Jones A, Jauregui R

Immunology and cell biology
1440-1711: (2018)

PMID: 30152893

Paths to expansion: Differential requirements of IRF4 in CD8 T-cell expansion driven by antigen and homeostatic cytokines.

Lugli E, Brummelman J, Pilipow K

European journal of immunology
48 1521-4141:1281-1284 (2018)

PMID: 30133745