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 Immunology, 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.



Institute maintains Leadership in Openness status

Award recognises continued good practice in openness

Communicating about the use of animals in research


RNA binding proteins help T cells pick their weapons before battle

T cell development limited by two key RBPs

Absence of RNA binding proteins found to create more potent T cells


A jump through time – new technique rewinds the age of skin cells by 30 years

Old skins cells reprogrammed to regain youthful function

Findings could lead to targeted approach for treating ageing


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Institute Nursery receives fourth Outstanding Ofsted rating

“A place where everyone grows”

Access our Science Facilities

Biological Support Unit
Biological Chemistry
Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting

Providing biological computing services for the research groups at the institute and for external users.


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


We offer sequencing and library preparation services that are tailored to suit research needs. Our Facility is also open for external users on a fee-for-service basis.

Biological Support Unit

Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents. It supports research across the Institute as well as providing services


The Lipidomics Facility undertakes the detection and identification of lipids, with a focus on providing biological meaning to these generated lipid profiles through bios

Biological Chemistry

To provide a research interface between chemistry and biology to solve biological questions.

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.

Mass Spectrometry

The primary role of the Facility is to apply state of the art techniques in mass spectrometry to address important biological questions, within the remit of the Institute

Gene Targeting

To deliver gene targeting capabilities including the production of transgenic mouse models. The gene targeting facility aims to enable Babraham Institute scientists to

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Polypyrimidine Tract Binding Protein 1 regulates the activation of mouse CD8 T cells.

D'Angeli V, Monzón-Casanova E, Matheson LS,

European journal of immunology
1 1: 22 Apr 2022

PMID: 35460072

Amniogenesis occurs in two independent waves in primates.

Rostovskaya M, Andrews S, Reik W,

Cell stem cell
1 1: 14 Apr 2022

PMID: 35439430