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.


14/08/2019

Pinpointing the molecular mechanisms of ageing

Peering inside the epigenetic clock

Research identifies gene linked to ageing in humans


07/08/2019

Institute welcomes new group leader

Dr Hayley Sharpe joins the Signalling research programme

Work focuses on cell signalling by receptor tyrosine phosphatases


25/07/2019

Human Developmental Biology Initiative announced

Institute researchers contribute expertise

Wellcome-funded initative to unlock secrets of human development

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

The Imaging Facility provides supported access to advanced fluorescence imaging technologies and image analysis solutions.

Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
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
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies

20/09/2019

scSLAM-seq and GRAND-SLAM reveal core features of the intrinsic immune response in single virus-infe

Prof. Lars Dölken

Institute of Virology and Immunobiology, The Julius Maximilians…


27/09/2019

High-Throughput Production of Human Proteins for Structural and Functional Studies

Dr Nicola Burgess-Brown

Principal Investigator, Biotechnology Group, SGC, University…


07/10/2019

MHC-independent thymocyte selection, is it possible?

Prof. Sylvie Lesage

The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, Montreal,…


16/10/2019

Bioscience Lite - Personalised Cancer Treatment

Bioscience Lite Teacher CPD - Personalised Cancer Treatment


28/10/2019

'Schools Day' for Teachers

A chance for teachers to get back into the lab


05/12/2019

Sixth-Form Conference

Presentations, posters and prizes!

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Distinct Molecular Trajectories Converge to Induce Naive Pluripotency.

Stuart HT, Stirparo GG, Lohoff T

Cell stem cell
1875-9777: (2019)

PMID: 31422912

Screening for genes that accelerate the epigenetic aging clock in humans reveals a role for the H3K36 methyltransferase NSD1.

Martin-Herranz DE, Aref-Eshghi E, Bonder MJ

Genome biology
20 1474-760X:146 (2019)

PMID: 31409373

ZFP57 regulation of transposable elements and gene expression within and beyond imprinted domains.

Shi H, Strogantsev R, Takahashi N

Epigenetics & chromatin
12 1756-8935:49 (2019)

PMID: 31399135

Dosage compensation plans: protein aggregation provides additional insurance against aneuploidy.

Samant RS, Masto VB, Frydman J

Genes & development
33 1549-5477:1027-1030 (2019)

PMID: 31371460