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.


21/05/2019

Institute achieves Leadership in Openness status

Communicating about the use of animals in research

Dedicated work around transparency and engagement recognised


02/05/2019

Tumour cells’ drug addiction may be their downfall

Understanding drug resistance and cell signalling in cancer

Research may inform drug regimens for improved outcomes


13/03/2019

Profiling the immune system in paediatric arthritis patients offers hope for improved diagnosis

Using machine learning to diagnose disease

Diagnosis 90% accurate using only blood samples

Access our Science Services

Biological Support Unit
Flow Cytometry
Sequencing
Lipidomics
Biological Chemistry
Gene Targeting
Mass Spectrometry
Bioinformatics
Imaging
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...
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.
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
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 Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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.


31/12/2020

Babraham Institute Seminar Series

Our seminar series features Institute group leaders, students…


05/07/2019

STEM Insights teacher placement

Teacher CPD in laboratories, science facilities and campus companies


03/07/2019

Bioscience Lite - 3 July 2019 - the evolution of the immune system

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - the evolution of the immune system


16/10/2019

Bioscience Lite - Personalised Cancer Treatment

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - Personalised Cancer Treatment

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MicroRNA-155 is essential for the optimal proliferation and survival of plasmablast B cells.

Arbore G, Henley T, Biggins L

Life science alliance
2 2575-1077: (2019)

PMID: 31097471

Long-range enhancer-promoter contacts in gene expression control.

Schoenfelder S, Fraser P

Nature reviews. Genetics
1471-0064: (2019)

PMID: 31086298

Who plays the ferryman: ATG2 channels lipids into the forming autophagosome.

Ktistakis NT

The Journal of cell biology
1540-8140: (2019)

PMID: 31076453