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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.

 

 

09/05/2022

Locked indoors? Design an escape room!

Epigenetics researcher Laura shares her experience of creating a science themed escape room.

06/04/2022

Students find out about life as a scientist

‘Meet a Bioscientist’ was the Public Engagement team’s flagship schools’ engagement event for 2022. For British Science Week, we spoke to over 900 young people across 15 schools and sixth forms about our research, careers in science, and what being a scientist is really like. Discover more about the event in this blog post.

23/03/2022

Meet a Bioscientist: a student's perspective

For British Science Week 2022, researchers from 14 of our amazing research groups and facilities held conversations with school groups across Cambridgeshire and beyond so the students could explore more about the research here at the Institute and what being a scientist is like. Eleanor, a Year 12 student at Comberton Village College, shares her experience of meeting the bioscientists from the Hawkins lab.

16/02/2022

How we engage communities with our research

Our Public Engagement Manger Mike describes the challenges of leading a Public Engagement programme during a pandemic, and also the exciting opportunities being taken to work with traditionally-underserved audiences

15/12/2021

A year in review: Institute highlights 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, here's a look back at 21 of our highlights from the past year. Thanks to everyone who's been involved and we look forward to an exciting 2022.

13/10/2021

Public Engagement prize-winners announced

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

20/09/2021

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.

13/09/2021

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.

06/09/2021

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.

02/09/2021

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.

13/08/2021

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.

23/03/2021

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.

16/03/2021

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.

09/03/2021

Student Perspectives: Career Insights

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

04/03/2021

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.

27/01/2021

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.

02/11/2020

From the Lab to Engagement

Say hello to Mike, our new adult and communities Public Engagement Officer. Here he talks about his career journey from working in a lab to sharing his love of science through public engagement.

06/10/2020

My journey to Babraham

Meet Fergus, our newest Public Engagement team member.  In this introductory blog post, he gives us an insight into his career path so far, his passion for engagement, and some of the events we have to look forward to in the coming months.