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.


20/10/2017

From Babraham to Karlsruhe: Chromos goes global

Our research will feature alongside others in the Open Codes exhibition until August 2018

Chromos VR will be on long-term display at the Centre for Arts…


19/10/2017

New fundamental biology may aid cancer treatments

The Hawkins/Stephens lab help reveal new roles for the PTEN cancer gene

Insights in biochemistry provide new understanding of a key…


06/10/2017

Peter Rugg-Gunn awarded tenure by the Institute

Dr Rugg-Gunn now becomes a permanent member of the Institute

Tenure recognises Dr Rugg-Gunn's outstanding scientific acheivements

Access our Science Services

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

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

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 insitute 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
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.
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
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry

10/11/2017

Post-transcriptional regulation dictates T cell functionality in health and disease

Dr Fiamma Salerno; Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Amsterdam,The…


23/11/2017

Intestinal epithelial cells: at the interface of the microbiota and mucosal immunity

Dr Virginia Pedicord; Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial…


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

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


27/10/2017

STEM Insight Week teacher placements

Apply by 15th September

For teachers who want to get back to the bench!


25/10/2017

Bioscience lite - CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing – technology, applications and implications

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing – technology, applications and…

 

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Establishment of mouse expanded potential stem cells.

Yang J, Ryan DJ, Wang W

Nature
1476-4687: (2017)

PMID: 29019987

Capturing Three-Dimensional Genome Organization in Individual Cells by Single-Cell Hi-C.

Nagano T, Wingett SW, Fraser P

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
1654 1940-6029:79-97 (2017)

PMID: 28986784

Single-cell epigenomics: Recording the past and predicting the future.

Kelsey G, Stegle O, Reik W

Science (New York, N.Y.)
358 1095-9203:69-75 (2017)

PMID: 28983045

A RhoA-FRET Biosensor Mouse for Intravital Imaging in Normal Tissue Homeostasis and Disease Contexts.

Nobis M, Herrmann D, Warren SC

Cell reports
21 2211-1247:274-288 (2017)

PMID: 28978480