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.


30/04/2018

Male infertility in mice caused by rogue DNA

Transposon activity derails normal sperm development

Paper published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology


16/04/2018

PhoreMost and Plexxikon collaborate to identify novel drug targets

Combining Institute expertise and industry technologies to develop new therapies

The collaboration will draw on expertise from the Cook group…


03/04/2018

Azim Surani claims prestigious award for work at the Institute

The discovery of imprinting represents a key early breakthrough in the field of epigenetics

The Gairdner Award for Professor Surani recognises pioneering…

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Lipidomics
Biological Support Unit
Bioinformatics
Imaging
Sequencing
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting
Flow Cytometry
Biological Chemistry
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
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
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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

06/06/2018

Distinguished Lecture - The Remote Control of Gene Expression

Prof. Wendy Bickmore

Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

Find Chromos virtual reality (VR) experience in Karlsruhe, Germany


27/06/2018

Bioscience Lites - Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance


08/07/2018

Race Against the Ageing Clock at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Get hands-on with research at the Institute’s newest exhibit!

A showcase of the Institute’s epigenetic ageing research

 

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Extracellular vesicles : lipids as key components of their biogenesis and functions.

Record M, Silvente-Poirot S, Poirot M

Journal of lipid research
1539-7262: (2018)

PMID: 29764923

Allele-specific control of replication timing and genome organization during development.

Rivera-Mulia JC, Dimond A, Vera D

Genome research
1549-5469: (2018)

PMID: 29735606

Interaction between a MAPT variant causing frontotemporal dementia and mutant APP affects axonal transport.

Adalbert R, Milde S, Durrant C

Neurobiology of aging
68 1558-1497:68-75 (2018)

PMID: 29729423

Defective germline reprogramming rewires the spermatogonial transcriptome.

Vasiliauskaitė L, Berrens RV, Ivanova I

Nature structural & molecular biology
25 1545-9985:394-404 (2018)

PMID: 29728652