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Martin Howard joins the Institute as an honorary faculty member

Appointment marks the launch of a new affiliate programme

New initiative aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research


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Enhanc3D Genomics applies Institute-developed techniques to identify novel therapeutic targets


Early preparation allows genes to ‘come online’ later

Epigenetic priming factors identified that allow gene activation at later developmental stages

Latest epigenetics research published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology


New report recognises Institute’s pivotal contribution to Babraham Research Campus success

Final report published today

Report identifies the unique bioscience ecosystem created by combining commercial and academic bioscience research

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The receptor PTPRU is a redox sensitive pseudophosphatase.

Hay IM, Fearnley GW, Rios P,

Nature communications
11 1: 26 Jun 2020

PMID: 32591542

BioModels Parameters: a treasure trove of parameter values from published systems biology models.

Glont M, Arankalle C, Tiwari K,

Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
1 1: 23 Jun 2020

PMID: 32573648

Epigenetic priming by Dppa2 and 4 in pluripotency facilitates multi-lineage commitment.

Eckersley-Maslin MA, Parry A, Blotenburg M,

Nature structural & molecular biology
1 1: 22 Jun 2020

PMID: 32572255

Mechanical stretching changes cross-linking and glycation levels in the collagen of mouse tail tendon.

Stammers M, Niewczas IS, Segonds-Pichon A,

The Journal of biological chemistry
1 1: 16 Jun 2020

PMID: 32546479