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The Babraham Institute works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the Institute's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

Roving Researcher FAQs

After our blog last year which shared the experiences of our Roving Researcher and a postdoc she was supporting, many people got in touch to ask us how the role worked, what were the benefits and downsides, and other details of the programme. Here Cheryl, who designed the role and line manages the Rover, answers some of the most frequently asked questions.

19/01/2022

Why circular careers in science are great

Career paths are often depicted as a straight line. Academic ones sometimes as a pyramid. Jo shares more about her career patchwork as she find herself back at the beginning of her career - geographically at least!

12/01/2022

A year in review: Institute highlights 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, here's a look back at 21 of our highlights from the past year. Thanks to everyone who's been involved and we look forward to an exciting 2022.

15/12/2021

My virtual internship with the Babraham Institute KEC team

In the final week of an internship with the KEC team, intern Catherine wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the last few months and my experience doing a virtual internship.

10/12/2021

‘Educating RITA’ – the Research Institute Technician Symposium 2021

The second Research Institute Technician Symposium was held on 5th November and our colleague Mike shares more about what happened.

08/12/2021

The equality4success Alternative Gift Guide 2021

The holidays are upon us once again so Elizabeth is back with a whole new set of gift suggestions!

01/12/2021

CSaP Professional Development Policy Workshops 2021

As part of her internship with the KEC team, Catherine went to two Professional Development Policy workshops. In this blog, she tells us more about that experience.

17/11/2021

Saving the planet, one greener house at a time

Group Leader Anne shares her family's experience and top tips for making your home greener.

10/11/2021

Primed to go: how do stem cells plan for the future?

Postdoc Chris Todd shares insights into some of the research of the Reik lab.

03/11/2021

Reflecting on HeLa cells: 70 years on

Our e4s Bite series aims to cover EDI issues in bite size chunks and the most popular talk by far was on the history and ethics of HeLa cells. This Black History Month, Elizabeth revisits the topic for a deeper dive into the place of HeLa cells in modern research.

26/10/2021

A blueprint for Green Labs: catalysing environmental action at the Babraham Institute

The Green Labs project aims to tackle the environmental impact of our research, and other activities, at the Babraham Institute. Discover how Green Labs began, our environmental action so far and what is new for 2021.

19/10/2021

Public Engagement prize-winners announced

A round up of this year's public engagement prize-winners and nominees.

13/10/2021

Seven pieces of advice for new PhD students

We asked our current PhD students to share some advice and tips on what they wish they had known at the beginning of their PhDs to share with new first year students.

13/10/2021

It's a family affair (with apologies to Sly Stone)

To mark the launch of our refreshed Institute blog, our Interim Director Simon Cook reflects on his time here at the Institute, how the Institute has evolved over the past 25 years and why the Institute is so special.

11/10/2021

Managing mental illness at work

Mental health at work is still a taboo subject so in order to challenge that stigma this World Mental Health Day, Elizabeth and her manager, Cheryl, share frankly what a recent situation was like for them and how they handled it.

08/10/2021

RAP 2021: Teamwork and Independence

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this final article, we hear from two students: Ashley, a physiological sciences student at the University of Bristol, and Marina, a Biology student at the University of York.

20/09/2021

RAP 2021: Insights and skills

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article, we hear from Callum, a Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine student from the University of Nottingham, about his experience on the programme.

13/09/2021

RAP 2021: A changed outlook

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article, we hear from Ellie, a Biosciences student from Durham University, about her experience on the programme.

13/09/2021

RAP 2021: Skills and connections

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article we hear from Anna; a Biochemistry student at Imperial College London.

06/09/2021