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.



Dr Philipp Voigt joins Epigenetics research programme

Dr Voigt welcomed to the Institute

Dr Voigt is the second of a new cohort of group leaders joining the Institute


Dr Jon Houseley appointed Head of Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation

Dr Houseley will lead the KEC team

Appointment recognises Dr Houseley’s interest in industry


Scientist Stories: Meet Simon Andrews

"Don’t worry too much about planning your future career. The career I ended up with didn’t even exist as a career when I started out"


Limiting inflammation may improve ‘flu vaccination response in older people

Research suggests strategy for optimising vaccine response

Researchers investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin successful vaccination

Access our Science Facilities

Biological Support Unit
Biological Chemistry
Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
Gene Targeting

We offer sequencing and library preparation services that are tailored to suit research needs. Our Facility is also open for external users on a fee-for-service basis.

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.

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. The gene targeting facility aims to enable Babraham Institute scientists to


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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:

Mitochondrial dysfunction as a trigger of programmed axon death.

Merlini E, Coleman MP, Loreto A,

Trends in neurosciences
1 1: 29 Nov 2021

PMID: 34852932

Glutamine deprivation triggers NAGK-dependent hexosamine salvage.

Campbell S, Mesaros C, Izzo L,

10 1: 30 11 2021

PMID: 34844667

Increased connectivity of hiPSC-derived neural networks in multiphase granular hydrogel scaffolds.

Hsu CC, George JH, Waller S,

Bioactive materials
9 1: Mar 2022

PMID: 34820576