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 four programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics, 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.


09/01/2018

How good bacteria control your genes

The Varga-Weisz lab discover changes in the genome caused by signals from gut bacteria

Signals produced by bacteria in the gut could help prevent infections…


01/01/2018

Keeping egg cells fresh with epigenetics

The Kelsey lab study the MLL2 protein in egg cells

Unusual epigenetic marks in egg cells keep them in stasis until…


05/12/2017

Institute wins national Openness Award

Ongoing partnership with Dutch school finds success

Award recognises efforts to engage students with research using…

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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
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 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 insitute and the biology performed within the research groups
Imaging

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

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

25/01/2018

Dissecting mutation patterns in human stem cells to study processes that cause cancer

Dr Ruben van Boxtel

Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht


05/02/2018

Interrogating T cell signalling and effector function in hypoxic environments

Dr Sarah Ross; Cell Signalling and Immunology, School of Life…


26/02/2018

Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Tryptophan Catabolism

Prof. Andrew Mellor

Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

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


07/03/2018

Schools' Day 2018

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MLL2 conveys transcription-independent H3K4 trimethylation in oocytes.

Hanna CW, Taudt A, Huang J

Nature structural & molecular biology
25 1545-9985:73-82 (2018)

PMID: 29323282

Microbiota derived short chain fatty acids promote histone crotonylation in the colon through histone deacetylases.

Fellows R, Denizot J, Stellato C

Nature communications
9 2041-1723:105 (2018)

PMID: 29317660

De-RSKing ERK - regulation of ERK1/2-RSK dissociation by phosphorylation within a disordered motif.

Kidger AM, Cook SJ

The FEBS journal
285 1742-4658:42-45 (2018)

PMID: 29314599