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.


16/07/2018

Annual Prize awards recognise research and impact successes

Institute comes together to celebrate outstanding achievements

LabTalks 2018


12/07/2018

Wolf Reik awarded Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Research will explore how to reprogramme the epigenome

Understanding will have impact on regenerative medicine


19/06/2018

EU-LIFE urges the European Parliament and the EU Council to push for a strong Horizon Europe

EU-LIFE releases joint statement on Horizon Europe proposal

Access our Science Services

Imaging
Lipidomics
Mass Spectrometry
Sequencing
Bioinformatics
Biological Support Unit
Gene Targeting
Biological Chemistry
Flow Cytometry
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
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
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
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.

18/07/2018

Viral Vectored Vaccines against Influenza

Dr Teresa Lambe

The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford


19/07/2018

Computational modeling of the CD8 T cell immune response

Dr Fabien Crauste

Institut Camille Jordan, University of Lyon, France


20/07/2018

OH! The places you’ll go: Protein hydroxylation and its role in physiology and disease

Dr Mathew Coleman

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

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


10/10/2018

Bioscience Lites - Bioinformatics & Coding

Bioinformatics and Coding


19/10/2018

STEM Insights Teacher Placement Week

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Epigenetic regulation in development: is the mouse a good model for the human?

Hanna CW, Demond H, Kelsey G

Human reproduction update
1460-2369: (2018)

PMID: 29992283

Translational repression of pre-formed cytokine-encoding mRNA prevents chronic activation of memory T cells.

Salerno F, Engels S, van den Biggelaar M

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2018)

PMID: 29988089

Antigen phagocytosis by B cells is required for a potent humoral response.

Martínez-Riaño A, Bovolenta ER, Mendoza P

EMBO reports
1469-3178: (2018)

PMID: 29987136