Based at the Babraham Research Campus and utilising strategic funding (£22.4M in 2010-11) from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Babraham Institute undertakes international quality life sciences research to generate new knowledge of biological mechanisms underpinning ageing, development and the maintenance of health. Research focuses on signalling and genome regulation and by determining how the body reacts to dietary and environmental stimuli, and manages microbial and viral challenges, the Institute aims to improve lifelong wellbeing and healthier ageing.
Babraham's research is recognised as internationally-competitive and maintains unique research facilities of national importance. A distinct feature of the campus is the co-localisation of the Babraham Institute with commercial companies based in the campus Bioincubator buildings. The companies can and are encouraged to interact with the academics based at the Babraham Institute. They are offered bespoke, state-of-the-art research and development facilities as well as scientific support services for bioventures at any stage in the business development cycle. Through this model, the Babraham Research Campus supports the full spectrum of science from academia to R&D to commercial realisation.
Babraham Institute and South Cambridgeshire
The Babraham Institute and the associated Babraham Research Campus is situated on an attractive 450 acre parkland estate six miles south of Cambridge and is the UK’s leading knowledge-driven Science Park at the core of the Cambridge cluster where world-class research and business come together to promote innovation and strengthen links between academia and the commercial world.
“South Cambridgeshire with its location close to Cambridge University, and as a home for other high-quality research facilities such as that at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, has a critical mass of complementary skills that enable us to be a world centre of life sciences. It’s also an environment in which the people can enjoy a lifestyle every bit as fulfilling as their professional work.”
Derek Jones, Chief Executive Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd – The trading company of The Babraham Institute.