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.



Single-cell technique could provide ‘egg health’ indicators

Do genomic changes contribute to poor egg quality?

Learning more about the effects of age on reproductive success


Dissecting the immune characteristics of severe COVID-19 responses

Initial study flags IL-10 as potential severity marker

Approach applies immune profiling to try to understand response variation


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

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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, 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


An institutional strategy to improve the trustworthiness, usefulness, and ethics of biomedical research

Prof. Ulrich Dirnagl

Director of QUEST - Quality | Ethics | Open Science | Translation, BIH Germany


My Life in Science

Dr Laura M. Huckins

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC, USA


Research integrity: strengthening research culture, research practice and research reproducibility

Dr Jane Alfred

Director & Co-founder, Catalyst Editorial Ltd


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:

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Potential Role of Oral Rinses Targeting the Viral Lipid Envelope in SARS-CoV-2 Infection.

O'Donnell VB, Thomas D, Stanton R,

Function (Oxford, England)
1 1: 2020

PMID: 33215159

Increased IL-10-producing regulatory T cells are characteristic of severe cases of COVID-19.

Neumann J, Prezzemolo T, Vanderbeke L,

Clinical & translational immunology
9 11: 2020

PMID: 33209300

Steps Towards Minimal Reporting Standards for Lipidomics Mass Spectrometry in Biomedical Research Publications.

O'Donnell VB, FitzGerald GA, Murphy RC,

Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine
1 1: 16 Nov 2020

PMID: 33196315