About Us

Lab chat

We are an innovative life science research institute undertaking fundamental research to ensure lifelong health and meet the challenge of an ageing global population.

Our mission is to be an international leader in research focusing on basic cell and molecular biology with an emphasis on healthy ageing through the human lifecycle. We are always striving to explore, advance and pioneer, and we work with a wide range of partners to ensure that our discoveries are shared and translated to achieve our vision of better health for everyone.

Our Values

Benefit - we make a difference

Integrity - we extend the boundaries of knowledge

Innovation - we are open, honest, and inclusive


Learn more about our Values and how we're putting them into action.

Our research

About our world-class research and the facilities that enable our science

Our people

Find out more about the people and teams within our community

Our impact

How we work to make a difference

Our culture

Providing an environment for each individual to thrive

Working with us

A round-up of facilities that help support our staff

Our location

Working as part of the vibrant Babraham Research Campus

Governance & Funding

Information on our governance structure

Our Annual Research Report

Highlights of 2019-2020

Our history

Milestones and key events through the years

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Our YouTube channel has several curated playlists to introduce to you to our research, facilities, people and career stories, educational resources and much more!

Key People

Simon Cook

Institute Director

Jon Houseley

Group Leader and Head of Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation

Danielle Hoyle

Head of Research Operations

Andrew Hunt

Head of Finance

Simon Jones

Director of Finance & Operations

Gavin Kelsey

Head of Programme

Andrea Last

Head of Human Resources

Peter Rugg-Gunn

Group Leader and Head of Public Engagement

Olly Stokoe

Head of Governance & Projects

Martin Turner

Head of Programme and Associate Director

Louisa Wood

Head of Communications