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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.

 

 

31/05/2017

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

24/05/2017

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.

22/05/2017

Royal Society Grant success for Colchester students

Students from Colchester County High School for Girls explain how their Royal Society Partnership Grant with Olivia Casanueva's group led them to a conference in London.

12/05/2017

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

05/05/2017

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.

25/04/2017

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:

18/04/2017

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.

13/04/2017

Plasmids and Posters - my two years with the UTC Protein Challenge

Katherine Fletcher, a member of the Florey research group, explains why she enjoys working with students from the University Technical College, Cambridge

28/03/2017

What it’s Like to Speak about Shared Parental Leave at a Female-dominated Event

David Kent, a group leader at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, shares his experiences and views on the Babraham Institute IWD 2017 symposium.

23/03/2017

Babraham Institute Molecular Explorers Exhibit at the Cambridge Science Festival

Chiara Pantarelli, a PhD student in Heidi Welch's research group, shares her motivations and experience of this fun weekend, hands-on festival event.

21/03/2017

Let's Go Dutch!

Guest blogger Malcolm Moss explains how the Dutch Technasium approach recognises the demand for students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure they can contribute and be happy as global citizens in the 21st century

16/03/2017

Onderzoek & Ontwerpen!

Boo Virk, Dorottya Horkai and Mike Hinton describe their visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands to launch five challenge projects as part of the national Technasium scheme.

17/02/2017

Ageing research and sociology

Group Leader Geoff Butcher muses on his recent visit to a local community group to talk about ageing research at the Babraham Institute.
 

15/02/2017

University and life in the lab – sharing experience of early-stage research careers

Emma, a first-year PhD student in the Cook research group, reflects on the careers discussion sessions she led with students from the University Technical College in Cambridge.

10/02/2017

Open Access – Sharing Experiences on a Life in Science

Danielle Hoyle introduces Danny Kingsley, who talks about Open Access, Open Research Data, and the challenges she has overcome in her career.

07/02/2017

Circus Skills in Science - can we Learn the Balancing Act?

Cheryl Smythe describes what she learned at the Work-Life-Balance training course organised by our project and EU-Life partner institute CEITEC (Brno, Czech Republic).

20/01/2017

Learning more about Public Engagement

Michael Hinton, part of the Public Engagement team, describes his experiences of working with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)

17/01/2017

Your Life, Your Science: Getting the Balance Right for You

Adrian Liston from the Translational Immunology Lab at the VIB in Leuven, Belgium decribes how it is important to balance the joy of parenthood balanced with exciting research.

29/12/2016

Twelve Engagement Highlights of 2016

Having spent a year as Public Engagement Manager, Tacita looks back at some of the highlights of a very busy 12 months.

14/12/2016

Celebrating the toolmakers: an appreciation of Roger Tsien

In this blog piece, Simon Walker, Head of the Institute’s Imaging Facility, discusses the work of the late Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien.

19/11/2016

International Men’s Day… Men and Gender Equality at Babraham Institute

On International Men's Day, Laura Norton discusses how taking shared responsibility for all aspects of family life leads to benefits for the entire family.

17/10/2016

Home-education family visit to the labs

In October, Juan Rodriguez-Molina, a postdoctoral researcher in the Casanueva Lab hosted a group of home-educated children at the Institute. Here he discusses how it went and what he learnt from the day.

01/10/2016

What Are Your Unconscious Biases?

Implicit or unconscious bias occurs when our brains make incredibly quick judgements and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.