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Undertakes innovative biomedical research to discover the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, and how, over lifetime, their failure or abnormality may lead to disease
The Babraham Institute is located six miles south-east of the university city of Cambridge, UK. We undertake innovative biomedical research to discover the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, and how, over lifetime, their failure or abnormality may lead to disease. The Institute is a registered charity, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), to underpin its national responsibilities for healthcare research and training.
Our research is also supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and many medical charities and other organisations.
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Variable DNA methylation in the mouse genome: repetitive elements, unique regions and functional implications Approximately 10% of the mouse genome consists of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), a class of retrotransposon, which includes the murine-specific intracisternal A particle (IAP) elements. To prevent their mobilisation and ...
(The Babraham Institute, 2014-09)DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification important for the regulation of transcriptional activity in processes like genomic imprinting, retrotransposon silencing and centromeric stabilisation. It is also crucial for ...
(2021-07-16)Phosphatidylinositol(3,4,5)trisphosphate (PI(3,4,5)P3 or PIP3) is the lipid product and key signalling output of Class I phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) and acts as a coordinator of a huge network that controls cellular ...
Genetic screens of RNA binding proteins identify a role for N6-methyladenosine in promoting B cell differentiation Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression is mediated in part by RNA binding proteins (RBPs). Roles for RBPs have emerged in the immune system but remain largely unexplored. My project utilised high-throughput ...