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Dr Robert Banks Awarded Dunelmensis Award for Exceptional Service to the University

Image above: A group of >50 of Bob’s friends and colleagues, both old and new, gathered at Collingwood College, University of Durham to celebrate the history, discoveries and future of research associated with Bob’s time in the field.
Symposium attendees smiling for a group photograph outside of Collingwood College.

Dr Yuval Elani - 2022 Judith Howard Lecture Prize Winner

We are very pleased to announce Dr Yuval Elani from Imperial College London as the 2022 Judith Howard Lecturer.
View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

From Disease Diagnosis to Bioinspired materials

The career and research of Professor Roy Quinlan was celebrated in a special symposium organised by his Durham Colleagues and hosted by the BSI. The meeting was held in the spirit of Roy’s substantial contribution to collaborative research and was attended by his colleagues from near and far.

Art Inspired by Science - An Exhibition

In January 2024 St Cuthbert’s Society are hosting an exciting new exhibition Art Inspired by Science, which will display a collection of images of biological systems alongside creative responses. These are invited from both creatives and the wider community, especially, Cuth’s students. This forms part of the College's Wider Student Experience programme and is supported by the Biophysical Sciences Institute.
Electron microscope image of Paramecium, courtesy of Dr R W Banks.

New 2023 Art-Science Collaboration Funding  

Image above: a simulation “Turing on Turing” courtesy of Dr Andrew Krause, Dr Adam Townsend (Durham University) and Dr Benjamin Walker (University of Bath). simulation “Turing on Turing”

Engineering Biology Hub Award: Environmental Processing and Recovery of Metals

A national consortium involving researchers from Durham have secured £14 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding to help advance the recycling of rare metals.
Gold nuggets

2023 Prize Lectures

In Michaelmas term 2023 we welcomed our Thesis and Howard prize winners to Durham: Dr Katy Cornish (Durham University) and Dr Yuval Elani (Imperial College London).
Howard Lecture 2024

Our Growing Art-Science Community

Our Sharing, late in 2023, brought together our quickly growing community of art-science collaborators. The attendees shared their developing work as well as their experiences of working together, revealing new perspectives and approaches. This aimed to create a pool of shared experience and knowledge that will guide future interactions.  
Dr Lane (Psychology) with artwork