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The Babraham Institute works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the Institute's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

Public Engagement prize-winners announced

A round up of this year's public engagement prize-winners and nominees.

13/10/2021

Seven pieces of advice for new PhD students

We asked our current PhD students to share some advice and tips on what they wish they had known at the beginning of their PhDs to share with new first year students.

13/10/2021

It's a family affair (with apologies to Sly Stone)

To mark the launch of our refreshed Institute blog, our Interim Director Simon Cook reflects on his time here at the Institute, how the Institute has evolved over the past 25 years and why the Institute is so special.

11/10/2021

Managing mental illness at work

Mental health at work is still a taboo subject so in order to challenge that stigma this World Mental Health Day, Elizabeth and her manager, Cheryl, share frankly what a recent situation was like for them and how they handled it.

08/10/2021

RAP 2021: Teamwork and Independence

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this final article, we hear from two students: Ashley, a physiological sciences student at the University of Bristol, and Marina, a Biology student at the University of York.

20/09/2021

RAP 2021: Insights and skills

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article, we hear from Callum, a Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine student from the University of Nottingham, about his experience on the programme.

13/09/2021

RAP 2021: A changed outlook

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article, we hear from Ellie, a Biosciences student from Durham University, about her experience on the programme.

13/09/2021

RAP 2021: Skills and connections

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this article we hear from Anna; a Biochemistry student at Imperial College London.

06/09/2021

RAP 2021: My research placement experience

In this blog series, we hear from some of the students on the Babraham Institute's 2021 Research Access Programme. In this first article, we hear from Sara, a Biochemistry student from Imperial College London, about her experience on the programme.

02/09/2021

Collaborative Approaches to Design

How Babraham Institute staff and scientists have been working with local school students on a collaborative project to produce a game about viruses and vaccinations.

13/08/2021

Inclusion: A tribute to Michael Wakelam from Laura Norton

Laura Norton, the Babraham Institute's first Equality and Diversity Manager, shares her memories of Michael from the lab to the Athena SWAN committee and how he always promoted inclusion in every aspect of his role.

05/05/2021

Student Perspectives: The Impact of Research

In this blog series, students on the 2020 Diversity Access Programme share their thoughts and experiences of the programme.

23/03/2021

Student Perspectives: Confidence in my Abilities

In this blog series, students on the 2020 Diversity Access Programme share their thoughts and experiences of the programme.

16/03/2021

Student Perspectives: Career Insights

In this blog series, students on the 2020 Diversity Access Programme share their thoughts and experiences of the programme.

09/03/2021

Student Perspectives: A Multitude of Skills

In this blog series, students on the 2020 Diversity Access Programme share their thoughts and experiences of the programme.

04/03/2021

Thinking beyond binaries

It's easy to think of the world in black and white, good and bad, right and wrong; but binary thinking can be very limiting. Kate was interested in learning more about how this works and the long ranging effects and here she shares what she's learned about binary thinking.

16/02/2021

Public dialogue to spur genome editing engagement?

At the Engage Festival 2020, the Babraham Institute presented an overview of a series of public dialogues on genome editing.

27/01/2021