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.

 

 

Navigation of the Early Science Career: Get Support at Every Step!

Christel Krueger, from the Institute's Bioinformatics Facility, muses on the latest 'My Life in Science' talk at the Babraham Institute

30/06/2017

Calling all Hackers!

Babraham Institute Bioinformatics Department has long since led the way when it comes to knowledge exchange; sharing best practice, tools, and codes in open source platforms. This year they are pioneering a new initiative.  
 

28/06/2017

Pint of Science – Where science meets beer and art

Dorotty Horkai, from the Institute's Lipidomics Facility, explains how she helped organise this years Pint Of Science festival in Cambridge

26/06/2017

ARMA creating new perspectives

Experts, thought leaders and critical friends; Babraham’s Danielle Hoyle shares her experience of the 2017 ARMA (Association for Research Managers and Administrators) conference.

19/06/2017

Feeling ENLIGHT-TENED

In this blog, PhD student, Marisa Stebegg from the ENLIGHT-TEN (European Network Linking Informatics and Genomics of Helper cells comprising TEN beneficiaries) program, explains her project and role in the ITN program and the knowledge exchange carried out to date.
 

06/06/2017

It's an EU-LIFE!

As a post doc at Babraham Institute, I had read with interest about our membership of the EU-LIFE network but I was not quite sure how I could get involved.  Then I saw details of the 2017 EU-LIFE scientific meeting and immediately signed up.
 

06/06/2017

Epigenetics and forget-me-nots

Fatima Santos, a member of Wolf Reik's group, recently spoke about Epigenetics to the 'Forget-me-not' 'Club in Abington.

05/06/2017

Making noise at a local library!

Chiara Pantarelli, a student in the Welch group, explained how scientific research is managed and talked about some of her findings during a visit to Willingham Library

31/05/2017

Global Community launches exciting new project

In our first Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) blog, PhD researcher in the Casaneuva Lab, Janna Hastings, explains the rationale behind a global community project using C. elegans and the potential impact of their work.

24/05/2017

Treading the Path to Independent Research

Laura Woods, a final year PhD student in the Hemberger group, is considering the next steps in her career.

24/05/2017

Art meets science for Babraham Primary School

Simon Walker, Head of the Institute's Imaging Facility, describes the art/science workshop he coordinated for a local primary school

12/05/2017

The X-files: Our Amazing Inactivating X Chromosomes

Claire Senner, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Myriam Hemberger's group, talks about the success of her Royal Society Partnership Grant with Hitchin Girls School.

05/05/2017

Marching for Science

Babraham researchers joined the March for Science rally in London. In the following blog, PhD researcher from the Reik Lab, Julia Spindel shares her experience of the event:

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25/04/2017

Can you print an organ in a 3D printer?

Joerg Stange, a member of the Institute's Immunology programme, discusses the use of organoids in research and his experience of taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival 2017.

18/04/2017

Plasmids and Posters - my two years with the UTC Protein Challenge

Katherine Fletcher, a member of the Florey research group, explains why she enjoys working with students from the University Technical College, Cambridge

13/04/2017

What it’s Like to Speak about Shared Parental Leave at a Female-dominated Event

David Kent, a group leader at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, shares his experiences and views on the Babraham Institute IWD 2017 symposium.

28/03/2017

Babraham Institute Molecular Explorers Exhibit at the Cambridge Science Festival

Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in Heidi Welch's research group, shares her motivations and experience of this fun weekend, hands-on festival event.

23/03/2017

Go Dutch!

Guest blogger Malcolm Moss explains how the Dutch Technasium approach recognises the demand for students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure they can contribute and be happy as global citizens in the 21st century

21/03/2017

Onderzoek & Ontwerpen!

Boo Virk, Dorottya Horkai and Mike Hinton describe their visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands to launch five challenge projects as part of the national Technasium scheme.

16/03/2017