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Biophysical Sciences Institute

Event Listings

Wednesday 11 May 2016

BSI and IOP meeting

Nanofluidics workshop

11-12th May, Ph8, Physics Department, Durham University

Understanding, measuring and modelling fluid dynamics at the nanoscale is currently a central problem to science and technology. Problems as diverse as; the motion of water molecules in confined biological environments, proteins folding and function, controlled friction and lubrication, heat transfer at interfaces and nanofluidics power generators, all hinge on the particular behaviour of liquids at the nanoscale. Yet relatively little is known about the topic: experimental investigations on that scale are very challenging while computer simulations tend to fall between molecular dynamics and continuum modelling. This workshop aims to build awareness and ties between the multitude of disciplines working on the problems related to fluid dynamics at the nanoscale.

The meeting will take place over 2 days with speakers invited from across the UK. Speakers will talk for 45 minutes and talks should appeal to the broad audience.

Confirmed speakers include: Mark Leake (University of York), Joshua Edel (UC London), Sergi Garcia-Manyes (KC London), Ulrich Keyser (Cambridge University), Alberto Striolo (UC London), Stuart Clarke (Cambridge University), Kislon Voitchovsky (Durham University), Susan Perkin (Oxford University), Mike Allen (Warwick University), Tom McLeish (Durham University), Buddo Chakrabarati (Durham University), Moein Moghimi (Durham University).

Attendance and Registration is free. To register, follow the link:

See Programme: here

Friday 27 May 2016

Chemistry Seminar

16:00 in tbc

Mechanistic Insights into the Structure-Property Relationship through detailed Crystallographic Studies, Dr Mark Senn, University of Oxford

Friday 17 June 2016

Monday 20 June 2016

Durham Lecture Series 2016

20-24 June

16:00 in TBC

Presented by Sir J Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University

The Durham Lecture Series 2016 will run from June 20th - 24th. Sir J Fraser Stoddart will present 3 lectures on the Tues, Wed and Thurs of that week.

Friday 24 June 2016

BSI Workshop: Wellcome Trust Collaborative Grants Scheme

Pennington Room, Grey College 11-12.30

Wellcome Trust Collaborative Grants Scheme next closing date: 21 September 2015

This session is specifically for BSI members and immediately precedes the BSI lunch on the 24th of June.

Please register by email to

Monday 4 July 2016

British Society for Research on Ageing 2016

4-6th July 2016, Durham University

The 66th BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting, please visit BSI specific webapge for more information: Evolution and the Biology of Ageing

Wednesday 14 September 2016

British Society for Parasitology Autumn Symposium in colloboration with the RSC

14-16th September 2016, Durham University

Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention

This symposium will bring together leading expertise in protein structure determination, biochemical characterization and chemical biology to explore the most recent advances in the understanding of protein function and inhibition in microbial pathogens – both bacteria and parasites.

Sessions include:

  • Microbial protein structure determination and analyses
  • Biochemical analyses of microbial protein functionality
  • Chemical tools for probing microbial protein function
  • Structure, function and rational drug discovery

Contact Details

Biophysical Sciences Institute
Durham University.
South Road,
+44 (0) 191 334 2351