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Biophysical Sciences Institute


The BSI hosts a programme of events that cover the spectrum of the biophysical sciences, designed to stimulate discussion and collaboration. Our events are open to all.

Forthcoming Events

BSI Workshop: The Automated Analysis of Ageing in C. elegans and Beyond

6-7 September 2017, Durham University

This workshop aims to combine statistical research approaches in physics and biosciences (ecology) and to extend the application of automated analysis to ageing in other models including human ageing.

Invited Speakers

Nanofluidics in Biological Systems

13-15 September 2017, Durham University

This BSI-PoLNet2 workshop will bring together people from biological/physiological background with physicists/engineers to discuss challenges and opportunities in the field, both in terms of fundamental scientific questions and strategies/methods to answer them. The workshop will focus on systems where unusual biophysics takes place, often going beyond existing theories.

Confirmed invited speakers Include: Massimo Antognozzi (Bristol); Paula Booth (KCL); Simon Connel (Leeds); Alex Conner (Birmingham); Jamie Hobbs (Sheffield); Bart Hoogenboom (UCL); Ulrich Keyser (Cambridge); Phil Kitchen (Birmingham); Tuomas Knowles (Cambridge); Mervyn Miles FRS (Bristol); Teuta Pilizota (Edinburgh); Alexander Schlaich (FU Berlin); Takayuki Uchihashi (Nagoya University).

Howard Lecture Prize

The Howard Lecture is an annual lecture which celebrates world leading early to mid-career academics working in the biophysical sciences.

About BSI Events

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The Howard Lecture Prize

This annual lecture takes place in the autumn of each year and celebrates the research of a world leading early to mid-career stage academic.

Nominations for the 2017 Prize are now being accepted. Please email with your nomination.

International Events