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.


17/11/2017

Epigenetics helps keep the immune system running

Dr Anne Corcoran's team examines the role of epigenetics in antibody production

Markers in the genome control how often certain genes are used…


16/11/2017

Learning from science insights

Sarah and Helen visit the Institute to find out about our work

By providing training to teachers the Institute helps to enrich…


08/11/2017

Institute welcomes new Trustees

New Trustees bring new skills and experience to the Board

New members of the Board of Trustees will ensure the Institute…

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Mass Spectrometry
Biological Chemistry
Bioinformatics
Flow Cytometry
Lipidomics
Gene Targeting
Biological Support Unit
Sequencing
Imaging
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
Bioinformatics
The bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the insitute 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.
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
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
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.


23/11/2017

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

Dr Virginia Pedicord; Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial…


14/12/2017

RNA modifications as regulators of stem cell function

Dr Michaela Frye; Department of Genetics, WT-MRC Stem Cell Institute,…


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

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


22/11/2017

Bioscience Lite - current sequencing technologies and their applications

Genome Sequencing – current sequencing technologies and their…


01/12/2017

Workshop: The Ethics of using Animals in Research

Encouraging students to think about the ethical implications…

 

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BioModels: expanding horizons to include more modelling approaches and formats.

Glont M, Nguyen TVN, Graesslin M

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: (2017)

PMID: 29106614

An endosiRNA-Based Repression Mechanism Counteracts Transposon Activation during Global DNA Demethylation in Embryonic Stem Cells.

Berrens RV, Andrews S, Spensberger D

Cell stem cell
21 1875-9777:694-703.e7 (2017)

PMID: 29100015