The Biophysical Sciences Institute
Established in 2007, the Biophysical Sciences Institute (BSI) is a beacon for new discoveries at Durham. It was created in response to the ever-increasing need to carry out research that crosses the boundaries between biology and the other physical sciences. Its members are drawn from university Departments and Schools including Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Computing Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Psychology. Many of today's major biological challenges, such as heart disease, crop protection and age-related macular degeneration demand this interdisciplinary approach.
The Structure of the BSI
Professor John Girkin is the current Director of the BSI. The daily running of the institute is lead by the Director and Executive committee with the vision of the Institute being provided by the members themselves through the Steering Board. Advice about the direction of the BSI is given by an invited group of external and distinguished academics and industrialists; the Strategic Advisory Board.
The Executive Committee
Biophysical Sciences Institute Academic Members
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Engineering and Computing Sciences
Jun Jie Wu
Areas of Research
Current Funding Calls
Visit the Calls and Opportunities page for information about current sources of funding for biophysical science research.
BSI slides (PDF)
- BSISept2011.pdf (last modified: 26 October 2011)
Biophysical Sciences Institute
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