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.


11/07/2017

Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth

The Florey Lab uncover a new mechanism for cell cannibalism

Cells eating cells, entosis, can be linked to cell divison


05/07/2017

Genetic DJ: Growing cells remix their genes

Fraser Lab reveals stem cells keep their genes moving

Detailed study reveals genes are constantly being rearranged


04/07/2017

Mapping genes could improve cancer diagnosis

The Fraser lab report a new approach to detecting large genetic changes

Gene positioning could help to diagnose cancer

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Flow Cytometry
Sequencing
Lipidomics
Biological Support Unit
Mass Spectrometry
Biological Chemistry
Imaging
Gene Targeting
Bioinformatics
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.
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
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
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
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
Imaging

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

Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
Bioinformatics
The bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the insitute and the biology performed within the research groups

10/10/2017

Mechanosensitive regulation of cancer epigenetics and pluripotency

Dr Johanna Ivaska; Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University…


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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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

Assessing the Safety of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Derivatives for Clinical Applications.

Andrews PW, Ben-David U, Benvenisty N

Stem cell reports
9 2213-6711:1-4 (2017)

PMID: 28700896

Mitosis can drive cell cannibalism through entosis.

Durgan J, Tseng YY, Hamann JC

eLife
6 2050-084X: (2017)

PMID: 28693721

Cell-cycle dynamics of chromosomal organization at single-cell resolution.

Nagano T, Lubling Y, Várnai C

Nature
547 1476-4687:61-67 (2017)

PMID: 28682332