Welcome to the Biomolecular Interaction Centre
Founded in 2007, the Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of molecular interactions critical to biological function. In addition to our University of Canterbury Investigators, we have a strong national collaborative network with Investigators at AgResearch, Callaghan Innovation, Institute of Environmental Science & Research, Massey University, Plant and Food Research, University of Auckland, University of Lincoln, University of Otago, University of Waikato and Victoria University Wellington,
Annual Report 2014
Find out about all of BIC's successes and outputs over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report (PDF, 7.5 MB)
Evolving and Engineering Biomolecules
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. We take that adage to heart, and are exploring fundamental questions of how molecules evolve, function and interact.
Advances in bioengineering provide great potential for enhanced device functionalities. We aim to connect basic biotech research with innovative applications driven by engineering technology.
From Interaction to application
Protein interactions are important in an amazing variety of applications, so our basic science finds application in a broad range of fields: drug design, nanotechnology, food science, agritech and diagnostics.
New BIC Investigator (5 November 2014) We are pleased to welcome Dr Gary Evans (Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University), Dr Peter Tyler ((Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University) and Dr Stefan Clerens (AgResearch) as Associate Investigators.
New BIC Adjunct (10 October 2014) We are delighted to welcome Dr Luigi Sasso (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) as an UC Adjunct Fellow with BIC.
New BIC Adjunct (1 September 2014) We are delighted to welcome Dr James Murphy (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) as an UC Adjunct Associate Professor jointly with BIC and the School of Biological Sciences.
New BIC Investigator (12 August 2014) We are delighted to welcome Dr Monica Gerth (University of Otago) as an Associate Investigator.
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