Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


Institute’s silver Athena SWAN award unveiled

Award unveiled by Prof Jackie Hunter

Award documents now available online


Taste of life in the lab for local Cambridge college student

Four week project confirms appetite for research career

Emma describes her lab experience


Babraham Institute welcomes new group leader, Rahul Roychoudhuri

Rahul joins Institute’s lymphocyte signalling and development programme

Research focuses on role of transcription factors in T cell…


Multidisciplinary Approaches to Tackle Immune, Cancer & Developmental Response

Dr Kumar Selvarajoo, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio…


Exploring mechanisms that underpin regulation of the actin-myosin cytoskeleton

Prof Dan Mulvihill, School of Biosciences, University of Kent

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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MEK1 and MEK2 inhibitors and cancer therapy: the long and winding road.

Caunt CJ, Sale MJ, Smith PD

Nature reviews. Cancer
15 1474-1768:577-92 (2015)

PMID: 26399658

ACF chromatin-remodeling complex mediates stress-induced depressive-like behavior.

Sun H, Damez-Werno DM, Scobie KN

Nature medicine
1546-170X: (2015)

PMID: 26390241

Identification of DYRK1B as a substrate of ERK1/2 and characterisation of the kinase activity of DYRK1B mutants from cancer and metabolic syndrome.

Ashford AL, Dunkley TP, Cockerill M

Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS
1420-9071: (2015)

PMID: 26346493