Research is at the core of Durham University. It shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of our departments, several of which lead the UK - and even the world - in their fields. Research leads the content and development of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and creates new cross-disciplinary programmes through our centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, healthcare and education, Durham's cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.
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Forthcoming research seminars
3-6 September, 2012, Durham.
Photon12 is the largest optics conference in the UK. It is an umbrella conference series embracing a number of important and interconnected topics. Sessions of particular interest to BSI members may be: Biophotonics; Optical environmental sensing; Optics and microfluidics and Advances in imaging. For more information please visit the conference website.
Invited and plenary speakers include:
Professor Pavone (University of Florence) Topics: Biophotonics on single molecule biophysics, microscopy imaging-spectroscopy techniques, biomedical imaging and laser manipulation of bio-samples.
Professor P Dawson (Manchester) Topic: Green Photonics.
Visit Durham's brand new research microsite - Breakthrough - for examples of our latest research, outstanding achievements and research grants.