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.


Senior researcher Stephen Clark named Researcher of the Year

Winner in Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2019

Development of pioneering single-cell multi-omics techniques…


Health in old age is a lifelong affair

Research published in Nature Metabolism

In mice, the gain in lifespan is dependent on early switch to…


Institute welcomes new group leader Rahul Samant

Dr Samant joins the Signalling research programme

Research focuses on how cells manage misfolded proteins

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Biological Support Unit
Flow Cytometry
Biological Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting
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...
We have established methods to analyse neutral lipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids using a Shimadzu IT-TOF mass spectrometer coupled to a Prominence HPLC system
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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.

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
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies


Targeting GARP on human Tregs: a novel approach for the immunotherapy of cancer?

Prof. Sophie Lucas

The de Duve Institute, Brussels


Antisense-mediated chromatin silencing

Prof. Caroline Dean

The John Innes Centre , UK


Sixth-Form Conference

Presentations, posters and prizes!


Schools' Day - 26th February 2020

Hands-on science for students and teachers

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Autophagosome biogenesis machinery.

Walker SA, Ktistakis NT

Journal of molecular biology
1089-8638: (2019)

PMID: 31705882

BioModels-15 years of sharing computational models in life science.

Malik-Sheriff RS, Glont M, Nguyen TVN

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: (2019)

PMID: 31701150

Myeloid Tribbles 1 induces early atherosclerosis via enhanced foam cell expansion.

Johnston JM, Angyal A, Bauer RC

Science advances
5 2375-2548:eaax9183 (2019)

PMID: 31692955

Endogenous retroviral insertions drive non-canonical imprinting in extra-embryonic tissues.

Hanna CW, Pérez-Palacios R, Gahurova L

Genome biology
20 1474-760X:225 (2019)

PMID: 31665063