Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI)

About the Biological Physical Sciences Institute

Established in 2013 under the stewardship of Professor Mark Leake as the newly appointed Anniversary Chair of Biological Physics, the Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI) at the University of York serves to stimulate and fund exciting new collaborative activities at the cutting-edge interface between the Physical and Life Sciences, encompassing multiple exceptional research teams across several different departments of the University, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Mathematics, Psychology and Computer Science.

BPSI Strategy Report - July 2016 (PDF  , 869kb)

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Research Areas

Scientific areas of the BPSI are divided broadly into three inter-related strands of research excellence with several members of the BPSI interfacing multiple strands.

  • Imaging and Quantitation
  • Biomolecular Interactions
  • Biological Modelling

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Many of our members are also associated with world-class interfacial research centres across the University of York, allowing the BPSI to maintain close synergistic links between multiple complementary areas of research excellence across the University.

These centres include:

The BPSI also maintains close ties to several national-level physical-life sciences initiatives, groups and networks in the UK, including:

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Upcoming events

BPSI Spring Symposium 2017: The biophysics of infection and immunology

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2016 Winter Symposium Meeting Report

Thursday 16 February 2017

The BPSI Winter Symposium 2016: 'The Biophysics of Healthcare' was held on 19 December 2016.

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