Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


Michelle Linterman becomes an EMBO Young Investigator

Awards recognise world-class research potential

Programme provides financial and career support


Institute applies research expertise to meet global developmental challenges

Institute receives pump-priming GCRF funding

Funds will initiate or extend projects in sub-Saharan Africa,…


From the classroom to the lab

Introducing our placement teachers

Week-long immersion in research & facilities

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.

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 ...
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 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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Insulin resistance uncoupled from dyslipidemia due to C-terminal PIK3R1 mutations.

Huang-Doran I, Tomlinson P, Payne F

JCI insight
1 :e88766 (2016)

PMID: 27766312

Crosstalk between pluripotency factors and higher-order chromatin organization.

Lopes Novo C, Rugg-Gunn PJ

Nucleus (Austin, Tex.)
1949-1042:0 (2016)

PMID: 27759487

Epigenetic inheritance of proteostasis and ageing.

Li C, Casanueva O

Essays in biochemistry
60 1744-1358:191-202 (2016)

PMID: 27744335

Retinol and ascorbate drive erasure of epigenetic memory and enhance reprogramming to naïve pluripotency by complementary mechanisms.

Hore TA, von Meyenn F, Ravichandran M

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
1091-6490: (2016)

PMID: 27729528