Babraham Institute Molecular Explorers at Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Babraham Institute Molecular Explorers at Cambridge Science Festival 2017

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. 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 only event, please see Cambridge Science Festival website for more details.
*Note - booking for Science Festival events opens on Monday 20th February*

Opening Times:
Saturday 18th March: 10am - 4pm
Saturday 18th March: 6pm - 8pm, adults only (Please pre-book, see website above)

Sunday 13th March: 12pm (noon) - 4pm

The Babraham Institute is supporting a number of other events during the Cambridge Science Festival, please follow the links below:
Monday 13th March: CHROMOS - zoom into the 3D structure of our chromosomes

Wednesday 15th March: Mini-me: How 3D Organoids are revolutionising research
Tuesday 21st March (6pm - 8pm): Epigenetics: DNA Does Not Account for everything 

Thursday 23rd March (6.30pm - 8pm): In Conversation with the Babraham Institute


Event Time & Dates


Event Details

Tacita Nye
The Guildhall, Market Square, CB2 3QJ