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.


15/01/2019

Europe looks to cells for a healthier future

Our body’s cells are constantly changing. But which of these changes are healthy developments and which lead to serious diseases?

LifeTime is a new transnational and interdisciplinary initiative…


10/01/2019

‘Phat’ on potential, Lipidomics is gaining Weight

LIPID MAPS is an international collaboration

Next-generation study of lipids expands in scope with new online…


29/11/2018

‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

Model provides a window into early pregnancy

Research published in Nature

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Mass Spectrometry
Bioinformatics
Biological Chemistry
Imaging
Flow Cytometry
Gene Targeting
Biological Support Unit
Sequencing
Lipidomics
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
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Imaging

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

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.
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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...
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

30/01/2019

Bioscience Lites - Scanning Electron Microcopy & Autophagy

Teacher CPD on electron microscopy and autophagy


06/03/2019

Schools Day 2019

25th Anniversary

Schools' Day

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LIPID MAPS: Serving the next generation of lipid researchers with tools, resources, data, and training.

O'Donnell VB, Dennis EA, Wakelam MJO

Science signaling
12 1937-9145: (2019)

PMID: 30622195

Imaging Noncanonical Autophagy and LC3-Associated Phagocytosis in Cultured Cells.

Jacquin E, Fletcher K, Florey O

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
1880 1940-6029:295-303 (2019)

PMID: 30610705

The non-canonical SMC protein SmcHD1 antagonises TAD formation and compartmentalisation on the inactive X chromosome.

Gdula MR, Nesterova TB, Pintacuda G

Nature communications
10 2041-1723:30 (2019)

PMID: 30604745