Babraham Institute

Babraham Institute

The Institute is an independent charitable life sciences institute, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Telephone: 01223 496 000
Address: Babraham Hall, Babraham Research Campus, Babraham
Postcode: CB22 3AT
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.babraham.ac.uk
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

The Institute undertakes world-leading, innovative research and advanced training with relevance to the biomedical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical and healthcare communities. The commercialisation of the Institute's research is managed by its wholly-owned trading subsidiary, Babraham Institute Enterprise (BIE).

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Profiling immune system in paediatric arthritis patients offers hope for improved diagnosis

Researchers design a machine learning algorithm with ~90% accuracy in identifying children with arthritis using blood samples alone, creating a potential diagnostic tool to improve diagnosis and treatment.

14 March 2019Read in full

Cell culture plates

Naïve, primed or somewhere in between?

Single cell analysis reveals details of heterogeneity in stem cell populations and how naive cells become primed for differentiation. Research also identified a new intermediate cell population showing characteristics of naïve and primed human embryonic stem cells which might be present in the early human embryo.

15 February 2019Read in full

Mouse lung 14 days after influenza A infection

How lung tissue forms immune cell hubs in times of need

Immunology researchers at the Babraham Institute have uncovered how lung tissue is remodelled to support an immune response to influenza. If the research findings can be applied to the development of the seasonal influenza vaccination, the result would be more robust protection against multiple influenza strains. Findings are also relevant to understanding a variety of autoimmune diseases and the development of new therapeutic strategies.

13 February 2019Read in full

Merged image showing a colony of mouse embryonic stem cells

Kick-starting the genome in early development

We can think of the egg and sperm as information capsules with stored instructions for starting a new life, but post fertilisation, what kick starts the interpretation of these instructions?

12 February 2019Read in full

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Babraham Institute steps-up equality, diversity & inclusion commitments

The Institute is delighted to have joined both the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Health (EDIS) coalition and the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme for embedding LGBT inclusion.

11 February 2019Read in full

C. elegans worms labelled with a fluorescent protein

What can worms tell us about human ageing?

Community-developed blueprint of worm metabolism holds promise for greater understanding of ageing.

6 February 2019Read in full

Professor Wolf Reik in a lab

Wolf Reik awarded Wellcome Trust Investigator Award

Professor Wolf Reik, Associate Director and Head of the Epigenetics research programme at the Babraham Institute has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for research into how to reprogramme the epigenome. The Award provides £2.6 million in funding for five years. Research funded by the award will commence in October this year and involve the recruitment of three new research positions to the Reik lab.

12 July 2018Read in full

Placenta defects key factor in prenatal deaths

Placenta defects key factor in prenatal deaths

The role of the placenta in healthy fetal development is being seriously under-appreciated, according to a new paper published last week.

20 March 2018Read in full

mouse neural stem cells with the stem cell protein

Genes for age-linked brain deterioration identified

A group of genes and genetic switches involved in age-related brain deterioration have been identified by scientists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge and Sapienza University, Rome.

5 March 2018Read in full

Reik Lab part of team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge Award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, including Professor Wolf Reik from the Babraham Institute, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge* – an ambitious series of £20m global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.

8 February 2018Read in full

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