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.



New Trustees join Babraham Institute Board

Members bring scientific and legal expertise

Four new members join executive committee


Meet Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida, a new Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Her research, career and future plans

“I always had a genuine love for everything related to biology”


Melanie Eckersley-Maslin receives award for stem cell research

2020 winner of a Metcalf Prize

Australian Prize recognises leadership in stem cell research


Institute’s response to new national lockdown

Institute’s coronavirus response plan and current status explained

Phased response permits essential and prioritised research

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Biological Support Unit
Biological Chemistry
Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting

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


The chromatin response of human cells to SARS-CoV-2 et al

Dr Ritwick Sawarkar

Group Leader, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge


Roles of TCR signal strength and duration in driving T cell development, differentiation and function

Dr David Bending

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham


Symmetry breaking and self-organization in intestinal organoids

Prof. Prisca Liberali

SNSF Professor and Research Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)


Gender differences in question-asking at academic seminars

Dr Gillian Sandstrom

Senior Lecturer, University of Essex


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Read aloud science stories at the Cambridge Festival

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Histone modifications form a cell-type-specific chromosomal bar code that persists through the cell cycle.

Halsall JA, Andrews S, Krueger F,

Scientific reports
11 1: 04 Feb 2021

PMID: 33542322

Genome-wide DNA methylation dynamics during epigenetic reprogramming in the porcine germline.

Gómez-Redondo I, Planells B, Cánovas S,

Clinical epigenetics
13 1: 03 Feb 2021

PMID: 33536045