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 Grants

Applications for BIC grants are now open. Applications are due by 5pm Friday 9 May.

BIC grant guidelines (PDF, 160KB)
BIC grant application form (Word, 400KB)
BIC grant report form (Word, 370KB)

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.

Engineering Biotechnology

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.

‘The thing I enjoy the most is seeing that snapshot of life, on a sub-nanometre scale...’

Logan Heyes Studying towards a PhD in Biochemistry
(read profile)


New BIC Adjunct (9 April 2014) We are delighted to welcome Richard Neutze (Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) as an UC Adjunct Professor.

BIC Symposium – Next BIC symposium will be on Tuesday 17th June 2014. More details to follow


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