Biomolecular Interaction Centre

The Biomolecular Interaction Centre (BIC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of molecular interactions critical to biological function. Understanding these interactions is central to a range of fundamental sciences, new treatments for disease and a wide range of highly functional products.

The centre was founded in 2007 at the University of Canterbury. It includes researchers from across the Colleges of Science and Engineering and has a growing network that includes collaborators from many of New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes, universities and Callaghan Innovation. BIC also has a strong and increasing network of international collaborators.

Biomolecular breakthrough

About BIC

BIC is a multi-disciplinary centre that studies molecular interactions critical to biological function.

Biological sciences lab


BIC supports a dynamic research environment for staff and students.

Antonia Miller

Impact and application

An established strength of BIC is our capacity to take ideas from the research lab into the real world.

Lab supervisors

Our people

Our network of people shows the strength, breadth and depth of BIC research.

chemistry laboratory equipment

Equipment and services

We have a range of advanced technologies to enhance our ability to study biomolecular interactions.

BIC researchers collaborating

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation's Protein Science and Engineering team provides innovative biotechnology research and development services.

News, events and seminars

Partners and sponsors

Biomolecular Interaction Centre Staff

are located at the Biology building