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 three programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, and Immunology, 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.



The Babraham Institute joins Green Impact programme

Acting on climate change

Institute and wider campus commit to sustainability action plan


Vaccines explained for children in Prof Liston’s latest book

Maya learns about marvellous medicines

Children’s book brings our immune system to life


The Babraham Research Campus receives funding for barrier-busting PhD programme

Innovation and integration to develop a new generation of researchers

Studentships will foster excellent research skills and commercial know-how thanks to on-campus collaborations.


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"I really wanted to understand immunology in the hope of trying to contribute something to help my country"

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Biological Support Unit
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Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
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The Imaging Facility provides a high quality microscopy and image analysis service for Babraham Institute scientists and the broader research community. We offer tra


Next Generation Sequencing technology has revolutionised post-genomics studies of gene expression, genetic regulation and nuclear dynamics. The Sequencing Facility provid

Biological Support Unit

Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents. It supports research across the Institute as well as providing services


The Lipidomics Facility undertakes the detection and identification of lipids, with a focus on providing biological meaning to these generated lipid profiles through bios

Biological Chemistry

To provide a research interface between chemistry and biology to solve biological questions.

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.

Mass Spectrometry

The primary role of the Facility is to apply state of the art techniques in mass spectrometry to address important biological questions, within the remit of the Institute

Gene Targeting

To deliver gene targeting capabilities including the production of transgenic mouse models. Key services Generation of mouse models; ranging from single nucleoti


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The dynamics of mitochondrial autophagy at the initiation stage.

Ktistakis NT,

Biochemical Society transactions
1 1: 19 Oct 2021

PMID: 34665253

The Trypanosome-Derived Metabolite Indole-3-Pyruvate Inhibits Prostaglandin Production in Macrophages by Targeting COX2.

Diskin C, Corcoran SE, Tyrrell VJ,

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
1 1: 11 Oct 2021

PMID: 34635586

4-Octyl-Itaconate and Dimethyl Fumarate Inhibit COX2 Expression and Prostaglandin Production in Macrophages.

Diskin C, Zotta A, Corcoran SE,

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
1 1: 11 Oct 2021

PMID: 34635585