The Babraham Institute (BI) is pleased to provide opportunities for students across Europe to work in its research laboratories through the Erasmus+ programme promoting knowledge exchange and research opportunities.

Erasmus+ is an EU programme which aims to boost the skills and employability of university students by supporting overseas studies. The scheme, funded by the European Commission, provides students with real life laboratory experience and the opportunity to train in universities and institutes across Europe. The Babraham Institute offers a number of projects in the biological sciences.

The Erasmus + programme aims to provide the following:

  • A 13 week long professional experience in a European country.
  • Qualifications and/or professional skills complementing the training acquired in university.
  • Better opportunities for accessing the world of work.
  • Improving the linguistic knowledge.
  • Knowledge of other sociocultural realities.

In welcoming a student, the Institute agrees to:

  • Set up a training programme in the professional area related to the trainee’s university education (non-teaching tasks belonging to a specific project).
  • Monitor and supervise the trainee’s progress throughout the placement, based on the work programme.
  • Designate a tutor for this purpose.
  • Collaborate in the monitoring of the progress of the internship and the trainee

Following the rules of the Erasmus+ Programme, the candidates will be selected among the students enrolled in the last year of their graduate studies at one of the partner universities, through a public call based as usually upon competitive and selective criteria. The selected candidates will have the possibility to carry out their placement before or after the completion of their Master’s Degree.

This Institute currently has placements available in the following laboratories:

  1. Claudia Ribeiro de Almedia: ‘Exploring the molecular mechanisms of somatic recombination in antibody genes and lymphoma development’
  2. Jon Houseley: ‘Does the environment change the genomes of our offspring by altering meiotic recombination?’
  3. Rahul Roychoudhuri: ‘High-throughput discovery of cancer immunotherapy targets using CRISPR screens in primary CD8+ T cells’
  4. Simon Rudge/Michael Wakelam: ‘Investigating the impact of lipid diversity on cellular health’
  5. ‘Public engagement with scientific research – exploring ways to engage adult audiences’ *N.B. this is not a laboratory based project*

Please note – you must check with your university before applying to ensure that your institution is a partner university and part of the Erasmus+ programme

If you would like to find out more about the research projects please contact either the group leaders listed above or
Further details of the Erasmus+ scheme, including eligibility criteria can be found here: