PhD student Tiffany recently spent six weeks on placement at the University of Edinburgh to learn a new technique and bring that expertise back to the Institute. In this blog, she shares more about how that opportunity came about and how this will support her research.
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.
Today marks World Microscope Day and we are celebrating by taking a look back at how our cutting-edge Imaging Facility has changed over the past 18 years.
‘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.
In this edition of our Green Labs blog series, we’re exploring the important intersection between gender and climate change. How and why are these key issues connected?
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.
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.
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 (group leader at the Institute from 2018 to 2023) introduces us to her group's research to understand how oxygen can power up our immune system.
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.
For National Careers Week, we have asked some colleagues to share more about their careers. In this post, one of our talented postdocs Katie shares more about what a typical day in the life looks like for her.
For National Careers Week, we have asked some colleagues to share more about their careers. In this post, our Flow Cytometry Specialist Sam shares more about what a typical day in the life looks like for him.
Cheryl has "had the absolute pleasure of being a member of the Babraham Institute’s EDI programme equality4success since 2015, leading it for the last four years. As she comes to the end of her involvement to move to another organisation, it seems timely to reflect on the talking points from the last seven years as we try to #BreakTheBias."
For National Careers Week, we have asked some colleagues to share more about their careers. In this post, a member of staff from our Biological Support Unit shares their path into a career in animal welfare.
Staff and students from the Babraham Institute share reviews on a new range of books about equality, diversity and STEM.
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.
Our Public Engagement Manager 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
Former postdoc, Dr Jenny Mitchell, shares some thoughts on the book 'Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement' by Matthew Todd for LGBTQ+ History Month.
In this week's blog, our colleague Felix shares more about his family's personal 'electrifying' journey to be more green.
Single cell sequencing is rapidly becoming an essential part of the biologists’ toolkit. Used by researchers at the Babraham Institute and worldwide to discover knowledge in a range of research fields, one of our Sequencing Specialists, Amelia, explains what sequencing is, why single cell sequencing is important and how it works.
Neesha, a PhD student in the Houseley lab, shares her experience of winning the prestigious Biotech YES competition and why she would recommend others explore gaining entrepreneurship knowledge and skills during their PhDs in the future.
After our blog last year which shared the experiences of our Roving Researcher and a postdoc she was supporting, many people got in touch to ask us how the role worked, what were the benefits and downsides, and other details of the programme. Here Cheryl, who designed the role and line manages the Rover, answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
Career paths are often depicted as a straight line. Academic ones sometimes as a pyramid. Jo shares more about her career patchwork as she find herself back at the beginning of her career - geographically at least!
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.
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.