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.


02/10/2018

Ageing well depends on tight gene control

Epigenetics and gene control throughout life


05/09/2018

How does ageing affect developing B cells?

Genome reorganisation at heart of age-related changes

First comprehensive mouse study studying genome organisation…


20/08/2018

Institute welcomes three new research groups to study the immune system

New research groups to be headed by Drs Adrian Liston, Sarah…

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Imaging
Biological Chemistry
Biological Support Unit
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting
Sequencing
Bioinformatics
Lipidomics
Flow Cytometry
Imaging

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

Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
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...
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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
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.

31/10/2018

Babraham Lecture - Controlling the killers: from genes to membranes

Prof. Gillian Griffiths

Professor of Immunology and Cell Biology, FRS, University of…


13/11/2018

Precision metagenomic analysis in personalised medicine and birth cohort studies

Dr Trevor Lawley

Chief Scientific Officer - Microbiotica, Faculty Group Leader…


05/12/2018

Bioscience Lites - The genetics of complex diseases

The genetics of complex diseases


06/03/2019

Schools Day 2019

25th Anniversary

Schools' Day

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Transgenerational transmission of hedonic behaviors and metabolic phenotypes induced by maternal overnutrition.

Sarker G, Berrens R, von Arx J

Translational psychiatry
8 2158-3188:195 (2018)

PMID: 30315171

Divergent wiring of repressive and active chromatin interactions between mouse embryonic and trophoblast lineages.

Schoenfelder S, Mifsud B, Senner CE

Nature communications
9 2041-1723:4189 (2018)

PMID: 30305613

Low levels of NMNAT2 compromise axon development and survival.

Gilley J, Mayer P, Yu G

Human molecular genetics
1460-2083: (2018)

PMID: 30304512

Enzymatic Assays of Histone Decrotonylation on Recombinant Histones.

Fellows R, Varga-Weisz P

Bio-protocol
8 2331-8325: (2018)

PMID: 30283810