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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Links

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

Thu
28
Jun

BPSI Summer Symposium 2018: Business as Usual? – Collaborative Research at the University-Business Interface

12.59PM, Diana Bowles Lecture Theatre K018 and Atrium, Department of Biology, University of York

Dr. Carrie Ambler (LightOx), Dr. Paul Gunning (Smith & Nephew), Dr. Paul Ko Ferrigno (Metalinear) & Dr. Michael Plevin (Biology York, collaboration with Oxford Nanopore)

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News

York Research in Focus - “The microscopic world in 3D”

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018

Successful biophysics research public outreach event held at York


2018 Spring Symposium Meeting Report

Posted on Wednesday 18 April 2018

The BPSI Spring Symposium 2018: 'Digital Health' was held on the 20th March 2018.


2017 Spring Symposium Meeting Report

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2018

The BPSI Spring Symposium 2017: 'The Biophysics of Infection and Immunology' was held on the 20 March 2017.


2017 Winter Symposium Meeting Report

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2018

The BPSI Winter Symposium 2016: 'The Biophysics of Cell Swimming and Motility' was held on the 20th December 2017.


York part of a successful synthetic biology research award of €4M

Posted on Tuesday 29 August 2017

A consortium of 10 academic and industrial partners located across the EU, including Prof Mark Leake from York’s departments of Physics and Biology, has been awarded a research grant for the project ‘SynCrop’ to investigate and develop cutting-edge methods to improve food production using novel synthetic biology tools.


2016 Winter Symposium Meeting Report

Posted on Thursday 16 February 2017

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


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