Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


More of a good thing is not always better – and certainly not if you are a stem cell

Fine balance determines cell fate

Paper published in Genes & Development


Public encourage Institute to protect fundamental bioscience

Results from public dialogue project shared

Report available


Teacher Industrial Partners’ Scheme at the Babraham Institute

Calling teachers: come and join our labs

Applications open now


Making Research Connections: The Cambridge Immunology Network

Dr Janine Wilkinson, Coordinator; Cambridge Immunology Strategic…


Deciphering the CD4+ T cell compartment in follicular lymphoma

Dr Patricia Amé-Thomas, University of Rennes, France


Epigenetic fixation of T cell fates

Prof Jochen Hühn; Head of Experimental Immunology, Helmholtz…

Science Services

Biological Chemistry
Biological Support Unit
Flow Cytometry
Gene Targeting
Mass Spectrometry

The bioinformatics group provide biological computing services for the research groups at the institute but also for companies both on site and further afie...

Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry. Typically we are a...
Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit (BSU) opened in 2009 and provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in both the academic scientific research pr...
Flow Cytometry
Providing a world-class flow cytometry facility to help meet our scientific research goals.
The Babraham Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers ...
Gene Targeting
The Babraham Gene Targeting Facilities (GTF) provides a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute researchers and external inv...

The Imaging Facility is located within one of the research buildings of the Babraham Institute and is equipped with state-of-the-art commercial imaging tech...

The Lipidomics Mass Spectrometry Facility at Babraham Institute was established by Prof. Michael Wakelam and Dr. Qifeng Zhang at the beginning of 2007.

Mass Spectrometry
The Babraham Institute Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus. The primary role of the Facility ...
Whilst the Human Genome Project sequenced the first complete human genome over the course of fifteen years and a cost of more than 2 billion US dollars, the advent of Nex...

Much of the work of the Babraham Institute focuses on the BBSRC’s strategic objective of research into healthy ageing – understanding the basic molecular processes to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Research into ageing is carried out across the Institute’s four programme areas: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling & Development and Nuclear Dynamics, and these work in close collaboration with each other. The four programme areas are funded by the BBSRC as Institute Strategic Programme Grants (ISPG).


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Dynamic changes in histone modifications precede de novo DNA methylation in oocytes.

Stewart KR, Veselovska L, Kim J

Genes & development
1549-5477: (2015)

PMID: 26584620

The cytotoxic T cell proteome and its shaping by the kinase mTOR.

Hukelmann JL, Anderson KE, Sinclair LV

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2015)

PMID: 26551880