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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.

15/04/2022

Can we reverse ageing and make our cells young again?

An ageing population poses a major challenge to our society as this also increases the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, neurodegeneration, and cancer. If we could reverse ageing, that could have a huge impact on preventing age-related diseases and increasing our healthy lifespan. But is reversing ageing even possible? Here post-doc Diljeet Gill shares some of his latest work that is taking us one step closer to achieving this goal.

18/03/2022

‘We need to talk’: how and why cells communicate and what happens when things go wrong

In this post, we are going to take you through the types of cell signalling, the importance of this communication and what can happen when things go wrong.

16/03/2022

Oxygen: powering the immune response

Oxygen is an essential element that we need for life. Yet, we still don't fully understand how important oxygen is in many of our cellular processes. In this blog, Dr Sarah Ross introduces us to her group's research to understand how oxygen can power up our immune system.

14/03/2022

When it comes to development, timing matters!

Teresa is one of our newest Group Leaders to join the Institute. In this post, she gives us an introduction into her research on timing during development and what is controlling our biological clocks.

23/02/2022

My Babraham placement: the fuel for an exciting scientific career

Feri talks about her research placement in the Schoenfelder lab and how her experience fuelled a passion for science and significantly helped my career progression.

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.

26/02/2019

Schools' Day 25: Advances in research

In March, the Institute will play host to our 25th annual Schools’ Day, with 180 15-18 year olds from schools across the country attending to get some hands on experience in our labs and find out more about careers in science. Since 1995, Schools’ Day has been an Institute staple, but while that’s remained the same, so much else has changed.

29/03/2018

Genome Editing – How far should we go? A Cambridge Science Festival event

On the 13th of March the Babraham Institute organised the discussion event “Genome Editing – How far should we go?”. Carolyn Rogers, a 1st year PhD student in Anne Corcoran's group, was one of the Institute’s researchers facilitating the table discussions.

11/09/2017

What do you expect from scientific research? Come and tell us!

ORION is a EU funded project to facilitate Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation in the Babraham Institute and other European research funding and performing organisations. Open Science is about making research more accessible, which is increasingly important for improving the quality of research and for assessing it. Whether citizen or researcher, this project needs you. Get involved!