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Biophysical Sciences Institute

Technologies and Methodologies

The development of technologies, methodologies and their applications in biology is a dynamic area of research in the BSI.  For more information about any of the individual technologies and methodologies and how they are being applied within the BSI please follow these links:

Biomembrane models and cells at an interface between two aqueous phases, each phase mimicking either extra or intra cellular fluids, are studied for characterising the interactions of molecules with bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs) and for assembling 'soft' implantable sensing materials.

Electrochemical sensors, both disposable and on-line, are developed and characterised for application in 'harsh' samples such as plasma, whole blood and brackish media.

Supported by both the BHF and EPSRC, a high resolution SPIM (Single Plain Illumination Microscopy) is being developed to record high-resolution 3D images of a beating heart within zebra fish. 

Advanced protein characterisation, protein folding and post-translational modification largely supported by BBSRC.

The Durham Visualisation Laboratory is supported by grants from EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, ITF and Codeworks Ltd.  It hosts a wide range of software and hardware tools for extracting knowledge from data and undertaking studies of how users interact with computers. Specialities include 3D displays and the laboratory holds a unique set of stereoscopic and auto-stereoscopic displays.

Contact Details

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