Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health



Babraham scientist listed in the top 30 most cited authors in the fields of Molecular Genetics and Imprinting

Professor Wolf Reik, Head of the Epigenetics ISP, has been listed among the top 30 Most Cited Authors in the fields of Molecular Genetics and Genomics, according to a recent analysis in the Lab Times. Contact details: The Knowledge Exchange Office Email: Tel:       +44 (0)1223 496206 Dr Wolf Reik Head of the Epigenetics ISP Email: The Babraham Institute Babraham Research Campus Cambridge CB22 3AT United Kingdom Notes to Editors: The Babraham Institute is an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)located near Cambridge, undertaking international quality research to support the biomedical aspects of the BBSRC’s mission. The Institute’s research is focused on understanding the biological events that underlie the normal functions of cells and the implication of failure or abnormalities in these processes. The latest technologies are being used to study the basis of conditions such as neurodegenerative disorders, birth defects, cancer and diseases of the immune and cardiovascular systems. With a strategic focus on ‘healthy ageing’, novel approaches for tackling chronic diseases and public health concerns like obesity and inflammatory disorders are being discovered. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences. Sponsored by Government, BBSRC annually invests around £450 million in a wide range of research that makes a significant contribution to the quality of life for UK citizens and supports a number of important industrial stakeholders including the agriculture, food, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. BBSRC carries out its mission by funding internationally competitive research, providing training in the biosciences, fostering opportunities for knowledge transfer and innovation and promoting interaction with the public and other stakeholders on issues of scientific interest in universities, centres and institutes. The Babraham Institute, Institute for Animal Health, Institute of Food Research, John Innes Centre and Rothamsted Research are Institutes of BBSRC. The Institutes conduct long-term, mission-oriented research using specialist facilities. They have strong interactions with industry, Government departments and other end-users of their research.


5 November, 2010