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.



Memories of Michael: how a chat turned into a collaboration and a career path

Lab member Simon Rudge recounts a serendipitous first encounter with Michael

“Always approachable, kind and supportive, with unlimited energy and a passion for science”


Uncovering how ‘dark matter’ regions of the genome affect inflammatory diseases

Promising new drug target for autoimmune and allergic diseases revealed

Researchers make biological sense of genomic variations linked to immune disease susceptibility


Memories of Michael: his contribution to EU-LIFE

EU-LIFE colleagues remember Michael

“Above all, Michael shared with us the value of discovery research…”


The Babraham Institute’s contribution to the COVID-19 response

From research to books and interactive virus simulations

The Institute’s immunology expertise and work supporting external efforts

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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 uses chromatographic techniques coupled to tandem mass-spectrometry instruments to study a wide range of chemical species including neutral, phosp

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Senescence blurs the line between innate and adaptive immune cells.

Quinn KM, Linterman MA,

Immunology and cell biology
1 1: 13 May 2020

DOI: 10.1111/imcb.12341

PMID: 32406096

Age-related changes in the physical properties, cross-linking, and glycation of collagen from mouse tail tendon.

Stammers M, Ivanova IM, Niewczas IS,

The Journal of biological chemistry
1 1: 07 May 2020

DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.011031

PMID: 32381510

Leptin Resistance in the Ovary of Obese Mice is Associated with Profound Changes in the Transcriptome of Cumulus Cells.

Wołodko K, Walewska E, Adamowski M,

Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology
54 3: 30 Apr 2020

DOI: 10.33594/000000228

PMID: 32348667