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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 Research Showcase

12-15.00, 9 June, Location to be confirmed.

This lunchtime meeting will see a series of short presentations from selected Durham academics whose research is of interest to the wider BSI community.

Speakers include: Ulrik Beierholm (Psychology); Dr Rebecca Clark (Biosciences); Dr Jason Connolly (Psychology); Dr James Dachtler (Psychology); Dr Lian Gan (ECS); Dr Lore Thaler (Psychology).

Howard Lecture Prize

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

Nominations are now being accepted for Howard Lecture Prize Speakers. Please send nominations to visit the Howard Lecture webpage.

About BSI Events

The BSI also advertises interdisciplinary seminars and events from across the University's Departments, Schools and other Research Institutes. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please send your request by email to

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