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Bioscience Lites

We filmed the first series of 'Bioscience LITE' - free twilight teacher training events hosted by the Babraham Institute and the Wellcome Genome Campus to share the lectures as well as some of the discussions about resources.
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Other projects

Wherever possible we create videos of or about our outreach projects such as the CHROMOS project, our Royal Society Partnership Grant with Colchester County High School for Girls and our recent exhibit entitled 'Weapons of Microscopic Destruction'.
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Bioscience Lites

You can find information about upcoming Bioscience LITE events, including sign-up links, on our Events page.

Genome Sequencing

Genome sequencing technology is developing at an amazing pace. It is now faster and cheaper than ever before to sequence genomes, and this is transforming the face of biomedical science. In this session Kim Judge from the Wellcome Genome Campus and Gavin Kelsey from the Babraham Institute discuss the latest DNA sequencing technologies and how they are being applied in the biomedical field.

Keywords: genome, epigenetics, sequencing

Date: November 2018

CRISPR-Cas9

Just a few years after its invention, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing is already having a major impact on biomedical research, making it easy to silence genes one at a time to see what they do. While it can introduce specific mutations into genes to find out why they predispose people to diseases, the ability to alter the genome of any organisms on earth is a concern. Vicente Perez-Garcia, part of Myriam Hemberger's research group at the Babraham Institute, explains the principles of the technique and how he uses it in his research.

Keywords: Epigenetics, CRISPR-Cas9, gene editing

Date: October 2017

In the second session about CRISPR-Cas9 Fiona Behan, from the Wellcome Genome Campus, explains how she is using the technique to explore cancer drug discovery.

Keywords:  CRISPR-Cas9, gene editing, Cancer, drug discovery

Date: October 2017

Animals in Research

In the session's first presentation John Meredith, from 'Understanding Animal Research' explains how the use of animals in research can be a stimulating subject for discussion in the classroom.

Keywords: animals, research, openness

Date: July 2017

James Bussell, from the Wellcome Genome Campus, explains why the mouse is an important model organism for research into areas such as human genetics, cancer genomics and malaria.

Keywords: openness, animal, research

Date: July 2018

Stem Cell Research

Tristan Thwaites explains some of the latest Stem Cell research at the Wellcome Genome Campus, including how Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell technology is being used in large scale projects such as the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem cell initiative (HiPSci) and how mouse trophoblast stem cells can be used to replace ES cells,

Keywords: stem cells, pluripotent, trophoblast

Date: June 2018


 

Other Projects


 

Race Against the Ageing Clock

Life expectancy has risen sharply over recent decades, but many people live their later years in poor health. The discovery of an ageing ‘clock’ written onto our DNA raises the promise of matching our health-span more closely to our lifespan. Research at the Institute aims to understand the epigenetic clock and the factors that affect it.

In 2018, for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, we developed a new exhibit based on this epigenetic research called Race Against the Ageing Clock. This video forms part of the exhibit, explaining the science of the epigenetic ageing clock and our work in this area. Find out more here.

Keywords: Epigenetics, Ageing Clock, Healthy Ageing

Date: June 2018

CHROMOS

An artistic collaboration between musician and sound producer Max Cooper, respected visual artist Andy Lomas and researchers from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has produced an emotive new way for anyone to experience the elegance and complexity of DNA organisation.

Keywords: Art/science, nuclear dynamics, DNA

Date: May 2017

Royal Society Partnership success with CCHSG

Students from Colchester County High School for Girls created this video while at the Royal Society Partnership Grant Conference in London. It explains the project they are working on with scientists from Olivia Casanueva's Group.

Keywords: Schools, Royal Society, C. elegans

Date: April 2017

Weapons of Microscopic Destruction - meet your immune army!

Meet your immune army and find out how the key cells of your immune system work together to keep you fit and healthy. The video also features Institute researchers explaining how discoveries resulting from the Institute’s immunology research have helped advance our understanding of how the immune system works with important applications for healthcare and in an ageing population.

Please note that thanks to a grant from the British Society of Immunology, this video is also available in French, German, Spanish and Arabic.

Our Weapons of Microscopic Destruction website includes more information on the immune system, with games and additional resources.

Keywords: immune system, immune cells, Babraham Institute research

Date: August 2015

How clean are your thumbs?

Watch this timelapse video to see what’s lurking on your fingertips!

Date: May 2015


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