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.


09/11/2018

Institute spin-out announces early exclusive licence of oncology-targeted Humabody®

Crescendo was spun out of the Institute in 2008


01/11/2018

Observation of blood vessel cells changes could lead to early detection of blocked arteries

Single-cell analysis of mouse cells caught in the act of switching…


30/10/2018

Scientists call for unified standards in 3D genome and epigenetic data

Our researchers join international colleagues to in sharing opinions on creating and sharing large data sets

Leading researchers call for standards in genome organisation…

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Lipidomics
Mass Spectrometry
Sequencing
Imaging
Biological Chemistry
Bioinformatics
Biological Support Unit
Gene Targeting
Flow Cytometry
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
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
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 (BSU) provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents. It supports research across the Institute as well as providing ser...
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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.

19/11/2018

Molecular mechanisms of chromosome folding

Dr Elphege Nora

UCSF, USA


21/11/2018

Babraham Lecture - Endoplasmic reticulum turnover via selective autophagy

Prof. Ivan Dikic

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany


27/11/2018

The pathological long-range regulatory effects of structural variation with patient-specific hiPSC

Dr. Alvaro Rada-Iglesias

Group Leader, Developmental Genomics Laboratory, CECAD Research…


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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Single cell transcriptome analysis of human, marmoset and mouse embryos reveals common and divergent features of preimplantation development.

Boroviak T, Stirparo GG, Dietmann S

Development (Cambridge, England)
145 1477-9129: (2018)

PMID: 30413530

Regulation of the Germinal Center Response.

Stebegg M, Kumar SD, Silva-Cayetano A

Frontiers in immunology
9 1664-3224:2469 (2018)

PMID: 30410492

Alpha-synuclein fibrils recruit TBK1 and OPTN to lysosomal damage sites and induce autophagy in microglial cells.

Bussi C, Peralta Ramos JM, Arroyo DS

Journal of cell science
1477-9137: (2018)

PMID: 30404831