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.
BIC Annual Symposium: Thursday 3 December – keep this date free.
For the next 4 months, until the end of January 2016, BIC will be overseen by Matthew Turnbull (Head of Biology) as ‘Caretaker’ Director.
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If you are interested in becoming a BIC Investigator please contact the BIC Director.