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.

 

 

Ageing research and sociology

Group Leader Geoff Butcher muses on his recent visit to a local community group to talk about ageing research at the Babraham Institute.
 

17/02/2017

University and life in the lab – sharing experience of early-stage research careers

Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.

15/02/2017

Open Access – Sharing Experiences on a Life in Science

Danielle Hoyle introduces Danny Kingsley, who talks about Open Access, Open Research Data, and the challenges she has overcome in her career.

10/02/2017

Circus Skills in Science - can we Learn the Balancing Act?

Cheryl Smythe describes what she learned at the Work-Life-Balance training course organised by our project and EU-Life partner institute CEITEC (Brno, Czech Republic).

07/02/2017

Learning more about Public Engagement

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement team, describes his experiences of working with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)

20/01/2017

Your Life, Your Science: Getting the Balance Right for You

Adrian Liston from the Translational Immunology Lab at the VIB in Leuven, Belgium decribes how it is important to balance the joy of parenthood balanced with exciting research.

17/01/2017

Twelve Engagement Highlights of 2016

Having spent a year as Public Engagement Manager, Tacita looks back at some of the highlights of a very busy 12 months.

29/12/2016

Celebrating the toolmakers: an appreciation of Roger Tsien

In this blog piece, Simon Walker, Head of the Institute’s Imaging Facility, discusses the work of the late Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien.

14/12/2016

International Men’s Day… Men and Gender Equality at Babraham Institute

On International Men's Day, Laura Norton discusses how taking shared responsibility for all aspects of family life leads to benefits for the entire family.

19/11/2016

Home-education family visit to the labs

In October, Juan Rodriguez-Molina, a postdoctoral researcher in the Casanueva Lab hosted a group of home-educated children at the Institute. Here he discusses how it went and what he learnt from the day.

17/10/2016

What Are Your Unconscious Biases?

Implicit or unconscious bias occurs when our brains make incredibly quick judgements and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.

01/10/2016

Job Sharing at Babraham Institute

Job sharing is less common in science than many other professions and work places. On 27th September Babraham held an event about job sharing to address why this is and to hear about the benefits and challenges of job sharing in science from our post-doctoral job sharers Dr Claire Senner and Dr Sarah Burge.

28/09/2016

The Importance of Annual Leave

Laura Norton, equality4success Manager talks about the importance of holidays to us all!

31/08/2016

My Nuffield research placement - a student's view

Every summer the Babraham Institute welcomes sixth-form students into its laboratories for the four-week Nuffield Placement Scheme . Here, Austin See describes his experience in the Bioinformatics facility.

30/08/2016

Technasium - a new outreach project with Dutch students

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement Team, explains how much he enjoyed the challenge of an outreach project with a school from The Netherlands

31/07/2016

Extracting DNA - back to school in Histon

Lucy Field, a Research Assistant in Jon Houseley's lab, visited her primary school in Histon to tell them about her research and her career.

dna | primary |

18/05/2016