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.


Health in old age is a lifelong affair

Research published in Nature Metabolism

In mice, the gain in lifespan is dependent on early switch to…


Institute welcomes new group leader Rahul Samant

Dr Samant joins the Signalling research programme

Research focuses on how cells manage misfolded proteins


Dr Michelle Linterman is awarded tenure

Group leader position confirmed by the Institute

Research aims to understand the cellular and molecular response…

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Flow Cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
Biological Support Unit
Biological Chemistry
Gene Targeting
The Bioinformatics group provides an interface between the computational infrastructure of the institute and the biology performed within the research groups
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 Mass Spectrometry Facility is housed in a purpose-built laboratory in a new building in the centre of the campus
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 Imaging Facility provides supported access to advanced fluorescence imaging technologies and image analysis solutions.

Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry is the interface between chemistry and biology, requiring both synthetic organic chemistry skills and a knowledge of biochemistry
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
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


How chromatin is spatially reorganised during zygotic reprogramming to totipotency

Dr Kikuë Tachibana

Group leader, IMBA, Vienna, Austria & Director, Department of…


iPS Proteomes in Health and Disease

Prof. Angus Lamond

School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee


'Schools Day' for Teachers

A chance for teachers to get back into the lab


Sixth-Form Conference

Presentations, posters and prizes!


Schools' Day - 26th February 2020

Hands-on science for students and teachers

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Data Management in Computational Systems Biology: Exploring Standards, Tools, Databases, and Packaging Best Practices.

Stanford NJ, Scharm M, Dobson PD

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
2049 1940-6029:285-314 (2019)

PMID: 31602618

Diverse Human V antibody fragments with bio-therapeutic properties from the Crescendo Mouse.

Teng Y, Young JL, Edwards B

New biotechnology
1876-4347: (2019)

PMID: 31600579

Voices in methods development.

Anikeeva P, Boyden E, Brangwynne C

Nature methods
16 1548-7105:945-951 (2019)

PMID: 31562479