Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health


New technique has implications in determining the genetic basis of thousands of diseases

Joining the genomic dots

Technique allows researchers to pinpoint long range genomic…


Babraham celebrates success

Meet this year's winners

Babraham celebrates success in Public Engagement and KEC


Babraham Institute gains Silver Athena SWAN Award

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


Th17-cell responses in Helicobacter-induced intestinal inflammation

Dr Marika Kullberg, Centre for Immunology and Infection, University…


The oncogenic effects of PI3K activation: the good, the bad, and the surprising

Dr Igor Vivanco, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)


What can genomics tell us about social behavior?

Dr Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol

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...

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

Mapping long-range promoter contacts in human cells with high-resolution capture Hi-C.

Mifsud B, Tavares-Cadete F, Young AN

Nature genetics
1546-1718: (2015)

PMID: 25938943

Helsinki alert of biodiversity and health.

von Hertzen L, Beutler B, Bienenstock J

Annals of medicine
1365-2060:1-8 (2015)

PMID: 25904094

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