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.



Director recruitment launched

New Director will lead on an ambitious strategy


Memories of Michael: championing equality and diversity

His leadership in creating a more diverse and inclusive scientific culture

Reflecting on Michael’s impact


Cambridge Hackathon goes virtual and international!

Event brought together international community of participants

Hackathon 2020 projects shared


Animal welfare device launches for worldwide sales

Innovative device offers welfare and operational gains

Device invented by a manager of the Institute’s animal facility

Access our Science Services

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, enabling scientists to use advanced imaging methods in their research. We provide trai


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 uses chromatographic techniques coupled to tandem mass-spectrometry instruments to study a wide range of chemical species including neutral, phosp

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


Success: what lies behind the mask?

Kate Atkin

St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge


The Climate crisis and its solutions - what role can scientists play?

Dr Joanne Durgan

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Babraham Green Labs, Climate Reality Project leader, Babraham Institute


Epigenetic regulation, heterochromatin and anti-fungal resistance

Prof. Robin Allshire

Professor of Chromosome Biology, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh


Living the Lab Life: Sixth Form Conference

Presentations, posters and prizes at our online event for sixth-formers!


Schools' Day 2021

For the first time ever, the programme will be delivered online.

The exact programme is still being finalised - email to register interest.

Key visitor pages

Members of the public may wish to look at the following pages to find out how the Babraham Institute works with and for society:

The following pages may be of particular interest to those in the Academic community:

Members of the media and journalists may wish to visit the following sections for further details about our work:

Update on LIPID MAPS Classification, Nomenclature and Shorthand Notation for MS-derived Lipid Structures.

Liebisch G, Fahy E, Aoki J,

Journal of lipid research
1 1: 09 Oct 2020

PMID: 33037133

Decreased expression of miR-29 family associated with autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

Cron MA, Payet CA, Fayet OM,

Journal of neuroinflammation
17 1: 08 Oct 2020

PMID: 33032631

LipidFinder 2.0: advanced informatics pipeline for lipidomics discovery applications.

Alvarez-Jarreta J, Rodrigues PRS, Fahy E,

Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
1 1: 07 Oct 2020

PMID: 33027502

Active turnover of DNA methylation during cell fate decisions.

Parry A, Rulands S, Reik W,

Nature reviews. Genetics
1 1: 06 Oct 2020

PMID: 33024290