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 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.


13/03/2019

Profiling the immune system in paediatric arthritis patients offers hope for improved diagnosis

Using machine learning to diagnose disease

Diagnosis 90% accurate using only blood samples


06/03/2019

Silver anniversary for Institute Schools’ Day!

Celebrating 25 years of schools engagement

Day aims to enthuse and inspire


20/02/2019

Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development

Molecular blueprints provide a reference point to understand development

First comprehensive molecular map of gastrulation

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Bioinformatics
Biological Chemistry
Imaging
Lipidomics
Gene Targeting
Biological Support Unit
Mass Spectrometry
Flow Cytometry
Sequencing
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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.

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
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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...
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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


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27/03/2019

Bioscience Lite - Bioinformatics and Big Data

What is Bioinformatics and how can you bring it into the classroom?


15/05/2019

Bioscience Lite - 15 May 2019 - Save the date!

Topic to be confirmed

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - save the date!


05/07/2019

STEM Insights teacher placement - July 2019

Teacher CPD in laboratories, science facilities and campus companies

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Entosis Controls a Developmental Cell Clearance in C. elegans.

Lee Y, Hamann JC, Pellegrino M

Cell reports
26 2211-1247:3212-3220.e4 (2019)

PMID: 30893595

Defining pre-symptomatic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Benatar M, Turner MR, Wuu J

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration
2167-9223:1-7 (2019)

PMID: 30892087

ER platforms mediating autophagosome generation.

Ktistakis NT

Biochimica et biophysica acta. Molecular and cell biology of lipids
1879-2618: (2019)

PMID: 30890442

Relationship between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic responses in healthy smokers informs a once daily dosing regimen for nemiralisib.

Begg M, Wilson R, Hamblin JN

The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics
1521-0103: (2019)

PMID: 30886125