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.


26/06/2019

Michelle Linterman receives Lister Prize

£250,000 prize award

Fellowship will support career development


17/06/2019

Personal achievements recognised as part of annual LabTalks event

Annual awards presented

LabTalks showcases science from across the Institute


04/06/2019

Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?

Faecal transplants from young to aged mice rejuvenates the immune…

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

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

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
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups

17/07/2019

Regulation of B cell responses by distinct populations of T cells

Dr Nicolas Fazilleau

Deputy director - The Physiopathology Centre of Toulouse-Purpan


31/07/2019

Procollagen quality control at ER exit sites

Dr Shakib Omari

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD),…


01/08/2019

All kinds of JNK: How one kinase can be an oncogene, tumour suppressor and apoptotic mediator

Dr David Croucher

Group Leader - Network Biology, Garvan Institute of Medical…


16/10/2019

Bioscience Lite - Personalised Cancer Treatment

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - Personalised Cancer Treatment


08/11/2019

STEM Insights teacher placement

Teacher CPD in laboratories, science facilities and campus companies


04/12/2019

Bioscience Lite - 4 December 2019 - Save the date!

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - save the date!

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The murine IgH locus contains a distinct DNA sequence motif for the chromatin regulatory factor CTCF.

Ciccone DN, Namiki Y, Chen C

The Journal of biological chemistry
1083-351X: (2019)

PMID: 31285261

RNA proximity sequencing reveals the spatial organization of the transcriptome in the nucleus.

Morf J, Wingett SW, Farabella I

Nature biotechnology
37 1546-1696:793-802 (2019)

PMID: 31267103

Human pancreatic islet three-dimensional chromatin architecture provides insights into the genetics of type 2 diabetes.

Miguel-Escalada I, Bonàs-Guarch S, Cebola I

Nature genetics
51 1546-1718:1137-1148 (2019)

PMID: 31253982

Common and distinct transcriptional signatures of mammalian embryonic lethality.

Collins JE, White RJ, Staudt N

Nature communications
10 2041-1723:2792 (2019)

PMID: 31243271