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.



Scientist Stories: Meet Tombi Makuyana

Get to know the story behind the scientist

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


The Spatial Mouse Atlas: new insights into cell fate

New resource for studying development

Atlas provides insights into mouse brain and gut development


Epigenetics programme welcomes Professor Kathy Niakan as honorary group leader

Professor Niakan appointed as honorary group leader

Third honorary group leader, Professor Kathy Niakan, joins the Institute.


The key to staying naïve

TGFβ key to stem cell properties

Naïve embryonic stem cells retain their unique properties with help from TGFβ signalling

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Providing comprehensive tools and analysis for life sciences Key services Bioinformatics Analysis Consultancy Statistics Training Software Infrastructu


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. Key services Chemical synthesis (bio-active molecules, fluorescent or i

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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Heavy mice and lighter things: developing models of extracellular matrix in health and ageing

Prof. Melinda J Duer

Professor of Biological and Biomedical Chemistry, University of Cambridge


Secret Life of Copper: From Kinases to Cancer

Dr Donita C. Brady

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA


3D genome folding, unfolding, and refolding in the mammalian brain

Dr Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins

The Penn Epigenetics Institute, University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Integration of spatial and single-cell transcriptomic data elucidates mouse organogenesis.

Lohoff T, Ghazanfar S, Missarova A,

Nature biotechnology
1 1: 06 Sep 2021

PMID: 34489600

Autophagy in major human diseases.

Klionsky DJ, Petroni G, Amaravadi RK,

The EMBO journal
1 1: 30 Aug 2021

DOI: 10.15252/embj.2021108863

PMID: 34459017