Welcome to the Biomolecular Interaction Centre
The Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC) was established at the University of Canterbury in 2007. BIC recently received a multi-million dollar investment from the University of Canterbury to become one of two new premier research institutes on campus. The BIC objectives are to support and foster research in the area of biomolecular interactions.
BIC supports a dynamic research environment for both staff and students. In the annual report we offer a flavour of our diverse activities and particular successes over the past 18 months.
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.
There’s nowhere better for mountains and sea... but the best thing was making friends...
Andreas Baumgaertner PhD in Physics
Researcher, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
New BIC Investigator
(21 November 2013) We are delighted to welcome Mark Hampton (University of Otago) as an Associate Investigator.
New BIC Adjuncts
(20 September 2013) We are delighted to welcome Michael Steward and Antonia Miller (Protein Science and Engineering Team, Callaghan Innovation) as UC Adjunct Senior Fellows.