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 four programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, Lymphocyte Signalling and Nuclear Dynamics, 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.


22/02/2018

New technique offers insights into early life

Collaboration with EMBL-EBI leads to vital new research technique

For the first time, several cell systems can be examined inside…


08/02/2018

Reik Lab Part Of Team Shortlisted for Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge Award

Grand Challenge aims to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research

The Australian-led team hope to investigate dormant cancer cells


01/02/2018

Institute’s first Animal Technician Apprentices qualify

The Institute's Biological Support Unit is committed to training skilled animal technicians

The first group of animal technician apprentices have completed…

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Mass Spectrometry
Flow Cytometry
Bioinformatics
Biological Support Unit
Imaging
Sequencing
Lipidomics
Gene Targeting
Biological Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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 insitute and the biology performed within the research groups
Biological Support Unit
Our state-of-the-art Biological Support Unit provides housing and care for pathogen-free rodents used in the academic research programmes and by private companies
Imaging

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

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
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
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry

26/02/2018

Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Tryptophan Catabolism

Prof. Andrew Mellor

Institute of Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle


28/02/2018

Transcriptional control of pluripotent stem cell fate

Dr Brian D. Hendrich

Wellcome Trust - MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge


02/03/2018

Semantic Data Integration and Knowledge Management in Life Sciences

Dr John G. Sgouros

Biomax Informatics AG, London


05/08/2018

Chromos at ZKM 'Open Codes' Exhibition

Find Chromos virtual reality (VR) experience in Karlsruhe, Germany


07/03/2018

Schools' Day 2018

Giving students a taste of life in the lab

A chance for students and teachers to get hands-on with our…


13/03/2018

Genome editing: how far should we go?

What are the risks and opportunities and what is the role for the public?

Join the discussion event on genome editing.

 

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Touré V, Le Novère N, Waltemath D

PLoS computational biology
14 1553-7358:e1005740 (2018)

PMID: 29447151

Epigenetic control of CD8+ T cell differentiation.

Henning AN, Roychoudhuri R, Restifo NP

Nature reviews. Immunology
1474-1741: (2018)

PMID: 29379213

The RNA-binding protein PTBP1 is necessary for B cell selection in germinal centers.

Monzón-Casanova E, Screen M, Díaz-Muñoz MD

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2018)

PMID: 29358707