Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-leading research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Our research is split into four programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics, supported by strategic programme grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

We maximise the impact of our research through Knowledge Exchange, Commercialisation and Public Engagement activities. We do this by collaborating with other academics, policy makers, charities, schools, the general public and industry, including companies on the Babraham Research Campus. Commercialisation is achieved in collaboration with the Institute’s wholly-owned trading arm, Babraham Institute Enterprise Limited.


31/07/2017

Noise helps cells make decisions

The Reik lab reveals the importance of genetic noise in development

What stem cells become could be influenced by small random differences…


24/07/2017

Rahul Roychoudhuri awarded prestigious Lister Prize

Lister Fellowships are awarded to five young independent researchers each year

Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine selects Dr Roychoudhuri…


18/07/2017

New insights into control of core cell regulator

Scientists from Yale work with the Le Novère lab to unravel cell signalling networks

Two new control proteins identified for key cell regulator,…

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Gene Targeting
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Sequencing
The Facility plays a crucial role in all the Institute’s research programmes and is also available to external users on a fee-for-service basis
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Imaging

The Imaging Facility provides supported access to advanced fluorescence imaging technologies and image analysis solutions.

Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in the academic research programmes and by private companies
Bioinformatics
The bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the insitute and the biology performed within the research groups
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Flow Cytometry
The Babraham Institute Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers high quality service and state-of-the-art instrumentation to members of Babraham Institute and external users.
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
Lipidomics
We have established methods to analyse neutral lipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids using a Shimadzu IT-TOF mass spectrometer coupled to a Prominence HPLC system

05/09/2017

Meis2 activation by Kdm2b-containing complexes

Dr Haruhiko Koseki; RIKEN Institute, Japan


21/09/2017

In vivo and in vitro imaging of leukocyte responses during inflammation

Dr Aleksandar Ivetic; Kings College London


10/10/2017

Mechanosensitive regulation of cancer epigenetics and pluripotency

Dr Johanna Ivaska; Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University…


27/10/2017

STEM Insight Week teacher placements

Apply by 15th September

For teachers who want to get back to the bench!


25/10/2017

Bioscience lite - CRISPR genome editing – technology, applications and implications

CRISPR genome editing

CRISPR genome editing – technology, applications and implications.


22/11/2017

Bioscience Lite - current sequencing technologies and their applications

Genome Sequencing – current sequencing technologies and their…

 

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Human blood Tfr cells are indicators of ongoing humoral activity not fully licensed with suppressive function.

Fonseca VR, Agua-Doce A, Maceiras AR

Science immunology
2 2470-9468: (2017)

PMID: 28802258

Single-Cell Landscape of Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Cell Fate Decisions during Mouse Early Gastrulation.

Mohammed H, Hernando-Herraez I, Savino A

Cell reports
20 2211-1247:1215-1228 (2017)

PMID: 28768204

Epigenetic resetting of human pluripotency.

Guo G, von Meyenn F, Rostovskaya M

Development (Cambridge, England)
144 1477-9129:2748-2763 (2017)

PMID: 28765214

Platelet function is modified by common sequence variation in megakaryocyte super enhancers.

Petersen R, Lambourne JJ, Javierre BM

Nature communications
8 2041-1723:16058 (2017)

PMID: 28703137