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.



Meet Adrian Liston, international immunologist

Career reflections and the pursuit of interesting questions

“The winning formula has been to find great people and support them”


Scientist Stories: Meet Claudia Ribeiro de Almeida

Get to know the story behind the scientist

“It does feel very much like the future is now”


Go with the flow – a new algorithm streamlines and improves flow cytometry analysis

New tool reduces data error by 100,000-fold

Addressing the data processing gap in flow cytometry


Babraham Institute scientists find clues to explain reduced vaccine response with age

Research using mice and human cells increases our understanding of the immune system response to vaccination.

Researchers discover how immune cell differentiation is affected by age

Access our Science Facilities

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


L-selectin/CD62L: not just a lymph node homing receptor on T-cells

Prof. Ann Ager

Professor of Cellular Immunity and Immunotherapy, University of Cardiff


Ethical implications of ageing research

Professor Carol Brayne

Department of Public Health and Primary Care


Chromatin and Gene Transcription in Hypoxia

Prof. Sonia Rocha

Executive Dean of the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool


Protein complexes subjected to tandem mass spectrometry reveal allosteric binding partners

Prof. Dame Carol Robinson

University of Oxford

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Starting Your Independent Research Laboratory.

Liston A, Lesage S,

1 1: 10 Jun 2021

PMID: 34107733

Features and mechanisms of canonical and noncanonical genomic imprinting.

Hanna CW, Kelsey G,

Genes & development
35 11-12: Jun 2021

PMID: 34074696

Reduced hippocampal ten-eleven translocation 3 (Tet3) protein expression in Tet3 conditional knockout mice.

Antunes C, Da Silva JD, Guerra-Gomes S,

Molecular psychiatry
26 5: May 2021

PMID: 34045681