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 Lymphocyte Signalling, 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.

 


11/12/2019

Single-cell analysis of the earliest cell fate decisions in development

Multi-omics analysis of the process establishing the mammalian body plan

Multi-omics analysis of the process establishing the mammalian body plan


06/12/2019

Institute joins the Technician Commitment

Commitment will engage, increase recognition and evaluate career support

Commitment will engage, increase recognition and evaluate career support


03/12/2019

How accumulating useful genes on DNA circles helps older yeast fare better in tougher times

Satellite DNA circles allow genome flexibility in challenging environments

Satellite DNA circles allow genome flexibility in challenging environments


14/11/2019

Blocking a survival mechanism could tackle melanoma treatment resistance

Research demonstrates effectiveness of 'double whammy’ effect

Research demonstrates effectiveness of 'double whammy’ effect

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Bioinformatics
Imaging
Sequencing
Biological Support Unit
Lipidomics
Biological Chemistry
Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting
Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups

Imaging

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

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

Biological Support Unit

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

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 Chemistry

Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry

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 Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus

Gene Targeting

Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies


21/05/2019

Babraham Institute Seminar Series

Featuring Institute group leaders, students and invited guests


22/03/2019

Schools' Day - 26th February 2020

Hands-on science for students and teachers

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Autophagosome biogenesis machinery.

Walker SA, Ktistakis NT,

Journal of molecular biology
1089-8638: 2019

PMID: 31705882

BioModels-15 years of sharing computational models in life science.

Malik-Sheriff RS, Glont M, Nguyen TVN,

Nucleic acids research
1362-4962: 2019

PMID: 31701150

Myeloid Tribbles 1 induces early atherosclerosis via enhanced foam cell expansion.

Johnston JM, Angyal A, Bauer RC,

Science advances
5 2375-2548: 2019

PMID: 31692955

Endogenous retroviral insertions drive non-canonical imprinting in extra-embryonic tissues.

Hanna CW, Pérez-Palacios R, Gahurova L,

Genome biology
20 1474-760X: 2019

PMID: 31665063