The Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC), based at the University of Canterbury, is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of molecular interactions critical to biological function. Understanding biomolecular interactions is central to a range of fundamental sciences, new treatments for disease, and a wide range of highly functional products.
The Centre includes University of Canterbury researchers from across Science and Engineering, and partners with several New Zealand-based government organisations, CRIs and universities.
The Centre was founded in 2007 after being awarded funding from the Innovation and Development Fund from New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Their $1.85 million investment was used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment that was supplied by Bio-Rad Laboratories. We have since added further specialised equipment. BIC also received a multi-million dollar investment from the University of Canterbury to become a premier research institute on campus.
BIC researchers seek to understand vital molecular interactions and harness them in a wide range of applications. BIC has a number of Principal, Partner, Associate and Affliated Investigators, together with Post Doctoral Fellows, Postgraduate students and technicians from the University of Canterbury, as well as, other national and international institutions. Many these investigators directly support the research themes of the Centre while others have related research projects that benefit from BIC support.
Our Jasco 815 Circular Dichroism Spectrometer allows the determination of protein secondary and tertiary structure. It can also be used to evaluate DNA quadruplex structure. It can be used to determine the chemical or temperature stability of biomolecules.
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