Blog

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.

 

 

What managers want: valuable transferable skills

Elizabeth shares personal experience and managers' thoughts on what skills really help when you are applying for a job you don't have experience for

10/04/2019

How can early career researchers help shape science policy?

Katherine Fletcher, former Babraham Institute PhD. student and member of the Florey Group  talks about her experience and the knowledge gained from attending a science policy conference.

04/04/2019

Same difference? Perceptions of workplace culture

A new study highlighted how differently men and women perceive the same workplace culture. Elizabeth, e4s manager, looks at the data and outlines suggestions for closing the gap.

26/03/2019

IWD2019. We’ve come a long way. Rather recently.

When it comes to equality a lot has changed in a surprisingly short time. For International Women's Day 2019, Christel Krueger reflects on her own perceptions of gender equality in the 21st Century and what more still lies ahead. Join in with the #BalanceForBetter campaign.

08/03/2019

Schools' Day 25: From contribution to coordination

Michael Hinton reflects on his involvement with Schools’ Day and how it has changed since his time at the bench

04/03/2019

Schools' Day 25: Advances in research

In March, the Institute will play host to our 25th annual Schools’ Day, with 180 15-18 year olds from schools across the country attending to get some hands on experience in our labs and find out more about careers in science. Since 1995, Schools’ Day has been an Institute staple, but while that’s remained the same, so much else has changed.

26/02/2019

Schools' Day 25: Changes in science education

In response to this year being the 25th Annual Schools' Day at the Institute, our Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Hayley, explores the changes in science education over the last 25 years.

18/02/2019

From Education to Engagement

In her first blogpost, our new Public Engagement & Knowledge Exchange Manager, Hayley, says hello, talks about her decision to leave teaching and explores upcoming Babraham Institute events in 2019.

04/02/2019

My time as a Public Engagement intern at Babraham: Recommendations to prospective students

Samir Morsli describe his experiences at the Babraham Institute during his ‘Professional Internship for PhD Students’ (PIPS) internship

29/01/2019

Race tracks and ponies

Contemplating gifts and gender in the Christmas aftermath

18/01/2019

Solving the orange cube challenge at Engage 2018

Dr. Emma Martinez-Sanchez, Public Engagement ORION Open Science Officer, took her co-creation project to the poster party at the NCCPE ‘Engage Conference and found surprise inspiration…

17/01/2019

‘Competency through Challenge’ - schools’ partnerships to stimulate creativity and develop skills

Ahead of his workshop at the Association for Science Education Conference, Michael Hinton, Institute Public Engagement Officer, describes his experience of challenge-based learning projects

08/01/2019

Inclusive resolutions for a supportive new year

With 2018 coming to a close, Elizabeth has seven suggestions for ways to support equality and inclusion in 2019.

26/12/2018

Reflections on a great year of Public Engagement

As 2018 draws to a close, Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement Manager Tacita Croucher looks back on our Public Engagement highlights this year and shares some of the things to look forward to in 2019.

21/12/2018

The equality4success Alternative Gift Guide

Elizabeth offers a diverse and creative selection of gift ideas to help you find something exciting and new for all the difficult-to-buy-for people in your life.

11/12/2018

A valiant team effort brought labs to life for European Researcher’s Night

Public Engagement intern Samir Morsli reflects on his experiences in Peterborough and Cambridge during LifeLab, part of European Researchers’ Night 2018

30/11/2018

Rethinking success as a working dad

19th November marks International Men's Day, a day for celebrating men and the contributions that men make to improving society for the greater good of everyone. This year, to mark the day, Simon Walker the Head of our Imaging Facility and an equality4success team member reflects on his experience of becoming a father and the challenges of finding a new work-life balance. Is it time for us to rethink how we measure success?

19/11/2018

Science in the Square

The Babraham Institute researchers and animal care facility staff travelled to Cathedral Square,  Peterborough, in September to engage the public as part of LifeLab. Esther, Public Engagement Officer, shares her experiences of public engagement in the square!

29/10/2018

Inspiration in Immunology

Isby visited the Institute for Schools’ Day and took part in a project to investigate white blood cells in a mouse model. As she starts her degree in Biochemistry at Durham University she looks back on her experience in our labs.

16/10/2018