Babraham Institute

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-leading research to generate new knowledge of biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health. Research focuses on signalling and genome regulation, particularly the interplay between the two and how epigenetic signals can influence important physiological adaptations during the lifespan of an organism. By determining how the body reacts to dietary and environmental stimuli and also how it manages microbial and viral interactions, we aim to improve wellbeing and healthier ageing. The Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.

Babraham Institute

Babraham Research Campus - CB22 3AT Cambridge

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Simon Cook

Being part of EU-LIFE has provided a range of immensely valuable opportunities. Amongst these, being part of network through which we can share and learn from best practice, plus participate in training, has led to positive change across the Institute. We are proud to stand together with our EU-LIFE colleagues and to participate in this unique forum as we work together to promote research excellence.”

Simon Cook, Director of the Babraham Institute

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