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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.

 

 

05/04/2023

My scientific conference experience

Danny Collins describes his experience presenting at the Dynamic Phospholipids in Health and Disease Conference in Florida. 

22/03/2023

A day with a difference: Schools’ Day 2023

Our Schools Public Engagement Officer shares his reflections on his first Schools’ Day event (and the 28th in the Institute’s history)

15/03/2023

Reflections on RITS 2023: building confidence to develop your career as a technician

After an enriching day at the 2023 Research Institutes Technician Symposium, Experienced Animal Technician, Sarah Drummond, describes how the theme of career confidence ran through the day’s programme, prompting not just reflection on Sarah’s professional development, but personally too.

22/02/2023

Owning an Electric Vehicle: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

If you are wondering about the pros and cons of owning an Electric Vehicle (EV) and considering the switch from a petrol/diesel car to an EV, then this blog has been written with you in mind! 

15/02/2023

Khuluud’s story: Research Access Programme 2022

Khuluud shares her experiences from her placement in the Liston lab as part of last summer's Research Access Programme.

08/02/2023

My experience as Entrepreneur in Residence

Danuta Mossakowska reflects on her three year residency at the Institute.

18/01/2023

EU-LIFE: Collaborating in Crete at the annual meeting

Jayashree Chakraborty, Grants Officer, reflects on her experience of the EU-LIFE annual meeting.

14/12/2022

"Fulfilling and rewarding": our Sixth Form Conference

Read about what went on at our 2022 sixth form conference.

09/11/2022

Hanan's story: Research Access Programme 2022

Hanan shares her experiences of her Research Access Programme placement in the Flow Cytometry facility.

26/10/2022

A lab that sparks joy: my experience setting up a lab from scratch

Mark Cheong describes his first few months at the Institute spent setting up the Trefely lab.

05/10/2022

Top tips for new PhD students

As our new PhD students arrive at the Institute, Laura reflects on her experience so far

14/09/2022

One log decade: My odyssey at the Institute

This month marks the ten year anniverary of our Flow Cytometry Facility Head, Rachael Walker, starting work at the Institute. Here she reflects on her journey over that time, both professionally and personally.

07/09/2022

Asma's story: Research Access Programme 2022

Asma, one of our 2022 cohort of Research Access Programme students, discusses her time in the Houseley lab and the highlights of her experience.

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.  

17/08/2022

An evolutionary battle of the sexes: The epigenetic phenomenon of genomic imprinting

Epigenetic researchers Leah McHugh and Christian Belton provide a potted history of the discovery of genomic imprinting, how it’s achieved and why understanding this and other epigenetic phenomena is important for health.

08/08/2022

Climate solutions in Cameroon – community forestry and rural women

In this guest blog post, Green Labs invited Ewi Lamma to share her experiences and insights on the power and potential of rural women and community forestry in Cameroon.

21/07/2022

From Benjamin Britten to Neale-Wade: Why I see working in Public Engagement as my duty and a privilege

Jake Cross, a PhD student in the Florey lab, shares his experience of public engagement and working with educational charity The Brilliant Club.

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.

19/06/2022

Using the roving researcher scheme during paternity leave

After the success of our Roving Researcher scheme to support scientists on leave, we have opened the scheme up to other types of leave. In this blog, Aled shares his experience using the scheme for paternity leave.

16/06/2022

Why I work in animal research

One of our colleagues who works in our animal facility shares why they decided to work in the field.