Blog

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.

 

 

Generating Genius

Emma Minihane and Richard Odle meet with students from Generating Genius to discuss career options in STEM.

31/07/2017

Inspiring the next generation of scientists?

Kirsti Hornigold, from Heidi Welch's group, ran science workshops for Year 2 and Year 3 at her childrens' school in Saffron Walden

25/07/2017

Making hay while the sun shines

Not surprisingly, the recurring theme that ran through the recent UKRO conference, that brings together European Liaison Officers from across the UK to talk about the EU’s science programme Horizon 2020, was Brexit. In her Blog, International Grants Manager, Dr Cheryl Smythe, explains why its important to make the most of current EU funded schemes.
 
 

14/07/2017

Speaking about genome folding in a pub – my Pint of Science experience

Clara Novo, a Post-doctoral research scientist in the Rugg-Gunn lab, describes how the Pint of Science scheme and collaboration with a jewellery maker have brought her research to a new audience.

14/07/2017

Linking with policy

There has never been a better time for scientists to engage in policy.  In times of snap elections, BREXIT and changing governments overseas, the need for scientific input and evidence has never been greater.   But what are the global and local opportunities for influencing policy and how can scientists get involved? In this blog, our Knowledge Exchange Manager, shares her account of recent policy engagements through conference and parliamentary events and highlights what these could lead to in the future.

 

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12/07/2017

Navigation of the Early Science Career: Get Support at Every Step!

Christel Krueger, from the Institute's Bioinformatics Facility, muses on the latest 'My Life in Science' talk at the Babraham Institute

30/06/2017

Calling all Hackers!

Babraham Institute Bioinformatics Department has long since led the way when it comes to knowledge exchange; sharing best practice, tools, and codes in open source platforms. This year they are pioneering a new initiative.  
 

28/06/2017

Pint of Science – Where science meets beer and art

Dorotty Horkai, from the Institute's Lipidomics Facility, explains how she helped organise this years Pint Of Science festival in Cambridge

26/06/2017

ARMA creating new perspectives

Experts, thought leaders and critical friends; Babraham’s Danielle Hoyle shares her experience of the 2017 ARMA (Association for Research Managers and Administrators) conference.

19/06/2017

Feeling ENLIGHT-TENED

In this blog, PhD student, Marisa Stebegg from the ENLIGHT-TEN (European Network Linking Informatics and Genomics of Helper cells comprising TEN beneficiaries) program, explains her project and role in the ITN program and the knowledge exchange carried out to date.
 

06/06/2017

It's an EU-LIFE!

As a post doc at Babraham Institute, I had read with interest about our membership of the EU-LIFE network but I was not quite sure how I could get involved.  Then I saw details of the 2017 EU-LIFE scientific meeting and immediately signed up.
 

06/06/2017

Epigenetics and forget-me-nots

Fatima Santos, a member of Wolf Reik's group, recently spoke about Epigenetics to the 'Forget-me-not' 'Club in Abington.

05/06/2017

Making noise at a local library!

Chiara Pantarelli, a student in the Welch group, explained how scientific research is managed and talked about some of her findings during a visit to Willingham Library

31/05/2017

Global Community launches exciting new project

In our first Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC) blog, PhD researcher in the Casaneuva Lab, Janna Hastings, explains the rationale behind a global community project using C. elegans and the potential impact of their work.

24/05/2017

Treading the Path to Independent Research

Laura Woods, a final year PhD student in the Hemberger group, is considering the next steps in her career.

24/05/2017

Art meets science for Babraham Primary School

Simon Walker, Head of the Institute's Imaging Facility, describes the art/science workshop he coordinated for a local primary school

12/05/2017

The X-files: Our Amazing Inactivating X Chromosomes

Claire Senner, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Myriam Hemberger's group, talks about the success of her Royal Society Partnership Grant with Hitchin Girls School.

05/05/2017

Marching for Science

Babraham researchers joined the March for Science rally in London. In the following blog, PhD researcher from the Reik Lab, Julia Spindel shares her experience of the event:

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25/04/2017

Can you print an organ in a 3D printer?

Joerg Stange, a member of the Institute's Immunology programme, discusses the use of organoids in research and his experience of taking part in the Cambridge Science Festival 2017.

18/04/2017