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.


25/07/2018

Uncovering the fundamental causes of ageing

New research challenges ‘wear and tear’ explanation of ageing

What helps in early life hinders in later life


17/07/2018

Even stem cells have their ups and downs

Biology meets physics to deliver new insights

Research uncovers diverse and dynamic DNA methylation


16/07/2018

Annual Prize awards recognise research and impact successes

Institute comes together to celebrate outstanding achievements

LabTalks 2018

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Gene Targeting
Biological Chemistry
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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
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
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 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...
Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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.


17/08/2018

Drosophila Kinome and Genome-wide RNAi screens reveal novel regulators of epigenetic cell memory

Dr Muhammad Tariq

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)


11/09/2018

Cellular responses to DNA damage: from mechanistic insights to applications in cancer therapy

Prof. Steven Jackson

Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University…


10/10/2018

Bioscience Lites - Bioinformatics & Coding

Bioinformatics and Coding


19/10/2018

STEM Insights Teacher Placement Week

Join for a placement where you can immerse yourself in th


05/12/2018

Bioscience Lites - The genetics of complex diseases

The genetics of complex diseases

 

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Genome-Scale Oscillations in DNA Methylation during Exit from Pluripotency.

Rulands S, Lee HJ, Clark SJ

Cell systems
2405-4712: (2018)

PMID: 30031774

Promoter Capture Hi-C: High-resolution, Genome-wide Profiling of Promoter Interactions.

Schoenfelder S, Javierre BM, Furlan-Magaril M

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
1940-087X: (2018)

PMID: 30010637

Epigenetic regulation in development: is the mouse a good model for the human?

Hanna CW, Demond H, Kelsey G

Human reproduction update
1460-2369: (2018)

PMID: 29992283