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.


What can worms tell us about human ageing?

Community-developed blueprint of worm metabolism holds promise for greater understanding of ageing

Computer modelling and lab research combine to chart changes…


How lung tissue forms immune cell hubs in times of need

Understanding lung remodelling for important immune responses

Findings hold promise for broader immunisation against ‘flu


Babraham Institute steps-up equality, diversity & inclusion commitments

By working with others we can press for faster progress in achieving equality

Babraham Institute joins EDIS coalition and becomes Stonewall…

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Gene Targeting
Mass Spectrometry
Flow Cytometry
Biological Support Unit
Biological Chemistry
Gene Targeting
Providing a complete service to generate genetically altered mouse strains for Babraham Institute research groups and external companies
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.
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...
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
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups

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

We have established methods to analyse neutral lipids, phospholipids and sphingolipids using a Shimadzu IT-TOF mass spectrometer coupled to a Prominence HPLC system
Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry

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Schools Day 2019

25th Anniversary

Schools' Day


14th March: Genome Editing Workshop aimed at students aged 11-16 @Cambridge Science Festival

This interactive workshop for secondary school students will…


16th & 17th March: Race Against the Ageing Clock @Cambridge Science Festival

Could we slow down ageing? Come and find out with Babraham Institute researchers

Could we slow down ageing? Come and find out with Babraham Institute…

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Germinal Center Alloantibody Responses Mediate Progression of Chronic Allograft Injury.

Chhabra M, Alsughayyir J, Qureshi MS

Frontiers in immunology
9 1664-3224:3038 (2018)

PMID: 30728823

Type I interferon induces CXCL13 to support ectopic germinal center formation.

Denton AE, Innocentin S, Carr EJ

The Journal of experimental medicine
1540-9538: (2019)

PMID: 30723095

The PI3K p110δ Isoform Inhibitor Idelalisib Preferentially Inhibits Human Regulatory T Cell Function.

Chellappa S, Kushekhar K, Munthe LA

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
1550-6606: (2019)

PMID: 30692213