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).

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

PI(3,4)P2: a new marker for tumour progression

New fundamental biology may aid cancer treatments

New research represents a promising step towards better understanding of a key cancer gene.

18 October 2017Read in full

Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth

Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth

Cell cannibalism in tumour samples has been observed for over a century, yet this unusual behaviour is not well studied.

12 July 2017Read in full

Genetic DJ: Growing cells remix their genes

Genetic DJ: Growing cells remix their genes

Moving genes about could help cells to respond to change according to scientists at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK and the Weizmann Institute, Israel.

6 July 2017Read in full

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

Researchers identify missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease

A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases.

21 November 2016Read in full

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Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory

Vitamins A and C aren’t just good for your health, they affect your DNA too.

14 October 2016Read in full

Insights into the development of sperm and egg cell precursors in the embryo

Insights into the development of sperm and egg cell precursors in the embryo

A bit like someone looking into a mirror reflected in another mirror, as one new life is developing as an embryo, the capacity to produce the next generation of life is already being established in that embryo.

10 October 2016Read in full

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