About the BSI
"The BSI is a community of interdisciplinary academics, researchers and students who have research interests at the boundary between the life sciences and the other sciences including physics, chemistry and psychology, as well as mathematics and engineering."
- Professor John Girkin, BSI Director.
How We Work
The BSI builds on the strength of Durham University departments and schools. Firmly rooted in their specialist disciplines our members work together in two main ways:
- The first is to address key life science research questions by working collaboratively in the development of new technologies or methodologies to improve instrumentation and data understanding.
- The second involves developing a deeper understanding; colleagues collaborate by breaking down the barriers to communication across the traditional boundaries. This allows preconceptions to be questioned, expertise to be applied in novel ways and establishes fresh ways of thinking.
BSI members are either embedded in host departments (as in the Wolfson Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry) or are situated in their home departments/schools. The proximity of these Departments/Schools to one another and the ongoing support of their leaders has resulted in a strong BSI community.
- BSI Newsletter January-April 2017 (last modified: 13 April 2018)
The BSI is proud of its ongoing links with the Physics of Life network. Now in its second phase PoLNet2 is being led by Durham University’s Prof. Tom McLeish (Physics) and Dr Martin Cann (Biosciences). For more information about the network and its current events please visit: www.physicsoflife.org.uk.
Wednesday 9 January 2019
- RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Annual Conference 2019 The Stanley Theatre at the University Of Liverpool
Monday 4 February 2019
- XIII School of Pure and Applied Biophysics 9:00am onwards, Venice, - Palazzo Franchetti (S. Marco, 2847)
Thursday 28 March 2019
- RSC 6th Analytical Biosciences Early Career Researcher Meeting 2019 University of Cambridge, Chemistry Department, Cambridge
Monday 8 April 2019
- The Physics of Microorganisms (IOP) Institute of Physics, London
Monday 15 April 2019
- 11th International Conference on Genomics & Molecular Biology Berlin, Germany
Monday 15 July 2019
- Protein engineering II 9:00am onwards, University of York, UK