Babraham Institute Molecular Explorer’s
What happens to cells in your body as you get older? How does the packaging of DNA in your cells determine your physiology? What are epigenetic markers? Can they help us predict our life and health-span? What happens to our immune system as we age? Can we reverse the effects of ageing? These are some of the many questions that researcher’s at the Babraham Institute are trying to answer.
Our researchers carry out world-leading innovative research into the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions. Focussing their research in the fields of; immunology, the study of the immune system, nuclear dynamics, how our DNA is packaged in our cells, epigenetics, the study of modifications to our DNA and signalling within and between cells. Babraham Institute scientists are particularly interested in the changes that occur as we age and study the underlying mechanisms controlling the ageing process, for example how an older population respond differently to infection compared to the young.
Become a Babraham Institute Molecular Explorer in our pop-up lab and work with our researchers to see if you can solve a real-life research question to understand more about how your body works and adapts as you get older. Have a go at some innovative and state-of-the-art technologies including; microscopy and imaging techniques, cell sorting with flow cytometry, and study gene expression and regulation with next-generation sequencing technologies. Take on our pipetting challenge and see if you’ve got what it takes to become a scientist!
Booking only required for adult and autism friendly events.
Saturday 12th March: 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12th March: 6pm - 8pm, adults only (Book here: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/hands-guildhall-adults-only)
Sunday 13th March: 11am - 12pm, autism friendly session (Book here: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/hands-guildhall-autism-friendly-hour)
Sunday 13th March: 12pm - 4pm
The Guildhall, Market Square, CB2 3QJ