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Biophysical Sciences Institute


There are two linked, but distinctly different ways in which BSI academics work across the physical and life sciences to approach fundamental questions.

The first is to understand the life science research question and then work collaboratively in the development of new technologies or methodologies to improve instrumentation, and data understanding to help answer the question.

The second is more philosophical; academics firmly grounded in strong discipline-specific departments and schools 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 fresh ways of thinking to be established.

Industrial Partnerships

The BSI values its industrial partnerships.  To find out about how our partnerships benefit both industry and the BSI visit our Industrial Partnership page.