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,

BIC Annual Report 2014

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.

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.

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News

BIC/Biology Seminar: John Lewis(Canterbury Health Laboratories)
“Antibodies as tools to investigate protein structure: lessons from corticosteroid-binding globulin (SERPINA6)
2 July, 12 Noon, Room 275, Biology

BIC Annual Symposium: Thursday 4 December – keep this date free.

New BIC Investigator (24 April 2015) We are pleased to welcome Prof Antony Fairbanks  (Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury) as a Principal Investigator.

New BIC Investigator (13 April 2015) We are pleased to welcome Dr Paul Gardner (School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury) as a Principal Investigator.

BIC symposium: Biomolecular Evolution Symposium 1-5pm 12 June (RSVP to biomolecular@canterbury.ac.nz by 5 June)

New BIC Investigator (20 March 2015) We are pleased to welcome Dr Simone Dimartino (CAPE, University of Canterbury) as a Principal Investigator.

 

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