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Babraham Institute gains Silver Athena SWAN Award

Award recognises Institute’s commitment to promoting women’s…


Invitation to Tender

The Babraham Institute is launching a public dialogue exercise to inform the development of its science and public engagement strategies for 2017-2022.

Companies invited to tender for Babraham Institute public dialogue…


Molecular Exploration at the Science Festival

Visitors try out Institute science

Babraham Institute at the Cambridge Science Festival


Cambridge New Therapeutics Forum (CamNTF)

Scientific forum open to all scientists interested in research…


Non-invasive in vivo imaging of inflammation in the islets of Langerhans

Non-invasive in vivo imaging of inflammation in the islets of…


Epigenetics Symposium for Industry

Babraham Institute Epigenetics Symposium for Industry

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...

Career opportunities

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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Latest Publications

Accumulation of an Endogenous Tryptophan-Derived Metabolite in Colorectal and Breast Cancers.

Puccetti P, Fallarino F, Italiano A

PloS one
10 1932-6203:e0122046 (0)

PMID: 25881064

Autophagy Controls Acquisition of Aging Features in Macrophages.

Stranks AJ, Hansen AL, Panse I

Journal of innate immunity
1662-8128: (2015)

PMID: 25764971

The interplay of effector and regulatory T cells in cancer.

Roychoudhuri R, Eil RL, Restifo NP

Current opinion in immunology
33C 1879-0372:101-111 (2015)

PMID: 25728990