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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.

 

 

24/08/2022

Mentorship – working across the Babraham Research Campus to nurture scientific careers

How the Babraham Research Campus Mentorship Scheme is sharing perspectives between academic and commercial researchers to support career explorations, knowledge exchange and network building.  

14/07/2022

Having a PIPS at something new: From the lab to Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation

Jaspreet Bansal, a PhD student from Aston University undertook a Professional Internship for PhD students (PIPS) project with the Institute's Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation team and describes her experiences of being part of the Institute professionally and personally.

10/12/2021

My virtual internship with the Babraham Institute KEC team

In the final week of an internship with the KEC team, intern Catherine wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the last few months and my experience doing a virtual internship.

08/12/2021

‘Educating RITA’ – the Research Institute Technician Symposium 2021

The second Research Institute Technician Symposium was held on 5th November and our colleague Mike shares more about what happened.

17/11/2021

CSaP Professional Development Policy Workshops 2021

As part of her internship with the KEC team, Catherine went to two Professional Development Policy workshops. In this blog, she tells us more about that experience.

10/12/2019

My experience of the first Research Institutes Technician Symposium

How the Technician Commitment and RITS2019 inspired me

04/04/2019

How can early career researchers help shape science policy?

Katherine Fletcher, former Babraham Institute PhD. student and member of the Florey Group  talks about her experience and the knowledge gained from attending a science policy conference.

20/04/2018

Parliament’s POST notes for Policy

The cutting-edge, fundamental scientific research being performed at the Babraham Institute impacts on a range of policy areas. Parliamentarians often look for researchers to engage with and to inform policy decisions. In this blog Prof. Wolf Reik talks about his recent policy engagement with the Parliament Office of Science and Technology (POST).

26/03/2018

Climate Reality Leadership Training

In our latest KEC blog post, post-doctoral researcher Jo Durgan, part of the Florey group, steps out of the lab to discuss climate change and her work across the Institute as a Climate Reality Leader.

13/12/2017

A match made on campus

The Babraham Institute’s basic science benefits in a very real sense from the Institute's proximity to a number of industry-leading biotechnology companies on the Babraham Research Campus.  In this blog Rahul Roychoudhuri tells us about a developing partnership between our Immunology Programme and Cancer Research UK Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories.

29/11/2017

The stars of SymBLS

The Babraham Institute’s Symposium for Biological Life Sciences (SymBLS) for early career researchers is a well established forum for Life Science graduates across Cambridge.   This year’s organising committee share their thoughts on the 2017 event and give us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what it takes to run this excellent event.

21/11/2017

Campus collaboration leads to further investment

Becky Gilley, a post doc in the Cook lab is the latest KEC blog contributor.  Becky has been involved in a Babraham Research Campus Collaboration Fund (BRCCF) project which has gone from strength to strength.  Her blog tells us why the BRCCF has been critical in securing further funding and what this collaborative research project has meant to her.

15/11/2017

The importance of knowledge exchange in political engagement

James Tooze, Policy Officer at the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), takes up the reigns in this latest KEC post. In his guest blog, James tells us about the partnership between CaSE and the Babraham Institute and explains why scientists’ engagement in policy is so important. 
 

09/11/2017

From Barcelona to Babraham

In our third and final Innovative Training Network (ITN) KEC Blog series, we hear from visiting PhD student Piotr Kobiałka on his recent knowledge exchange visit to the Babraham Institute. Piotr is a PhD student in Dr Mariona Graupera’s lab in IDIBELL (Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge) in Barcelona.  He tells us why this visit helped his research and why researcher mobility is so important to advance scientific programmes:
 

26/10/2017

Retreating is crucial to advance

We are very proud to share this latest KEC blog by Babaraham Institute post docs, Clara Novo, Danika Hill and Claire Senner.  In a drive to bring the International postdoc community together, our BI pioneers tell us exactly how they established the first EU-LIFE joint postdoc retreat.

20/10/2017

A PhD life for me!

In the second of our ITN (Innovative Training Network) blog series, PhD student in Babraham’s Signalling Programme, Piotr Jung, lab tells us why this program is so important for advancing knowledge of key biological concepts. 
 

09/10/2017

Networks pave the way for early stage researchers

In the first of our series of KEC Blogs from Innovative Training Network (ITN) students, we hear from PhD student Christina Courreges about her involvement and the legacy of a recent workshop held at the Babraham Institute.  
 

05/10/2017

Postdoc policies gain momentum

As one of the sponsors of the first National Post Doc meeting held in Cambridge recently, Babraham Institute are proud to report on the success of the event. BI Post doc and co-organiser, Dr Sven Sewitz, shares his view of the event and tells us what plans are in store for next year.

26/09/2017

Cutting edge ideas appeal of the Cambridge Bioinformatics Hackathon

The Cambridge Bioinformatics Hackathon is underway and already generating lots of ideas and solving bioinformatics-based problems.  In this latest KEC blog, guest editor, Kevin Dialdestoro from Genestak, tells us what he is expecting from the event and why Genestak was keen to support this and (hopefully) future Hackathons.  

14/09/2017

Replication and repair

As part of their knowledge exchange activities, Babraham Institute Group Leaders travel far and wide to discuss their research findings. In this latest blog, Dr Jon Houseley explains why a niche conference in Rome was exactly the right platform to promote his recently published work and build scientific support for a potentially controversial discovery.