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Our People

The strength of the Biophysical Sciences Institute stems from our vibrant community of interdisciplinary academics. This network of engaged and supportive researchers ranges from PhD students to senior professors, covering many scientific and engineering interests; our knowledge and experience spans the breadth of academia. 

Our Executive Board and External Advisory Board

Our Executive Board supports the leadership team by meeting at least once a term to discuss the Institute’s operational and research activities. They assist with the overall strategy and day-to-day running of the BSI.  We also have an External Advisory Board, with members from academia and industry, who meet once a year to support the Executive Board in honing and delivering the BSI strategy. 

NamePosition
Dr Steven Cobb BSI Director (Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry)
Dr Ehmke Pohl BSI Co-Director (Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biosciences)
Dr Alex Probert BSI Manager (Department of Chemistry)

 

Our Academic Network 

More than 60 members of Durham’s academic community form our academic network. Click on each person's profile to learn more about our spectrum of interests and research areas. 

NamePosition

Carrie Ambler

Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Ulrik Beierholm

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology

Colin Bain

Professor in the Department of Chemistry

Robert Banks

Visitor in the Department of Biosciences

Adam Benham

Director of PG Studies in the Department of Biosciences

Tim Blower

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

John Bothwell

Associate Professor (Reader in Bioenergy) in the Department of Biosciences

Beth Bromley

Lecturer in the Department of Physics

Martin Cann

Head Of Department in the Department of Biosciences

Paul Chazot

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Peter Chivers

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Matteo Degiacomi

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics 

Paul Denny

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Karrera Djoko

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Suzanne Fielding

Professor in the Department of Physics 
Andrew Gallant Professor in the Department of Engineering 

John Girkin

Professor in the Department of Physics 

Martin Goldberg

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Sushma Grellscheid

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

David Hodgson

Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Ostap Hryniv

Course Director Other Programmes, Associate Professor, Probability in the Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Patrick Hussey

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Colin Jahoda

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Iakowos Karakesisoglou

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Ritu Kataky

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Matthew Kitching

Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Chemistry 

Marc Knight

Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Heather Knight

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Halim Kusumaatmaja

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics

Alison Lane

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology 

Keith Lindsey

Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Junli Liu

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Gordon Love

Head of Department of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science

Marko Nardini

Professor in the Department of Psychology 

AnnMarie O'Donoghue

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Boguslaw Obara

 

Maria Olkkonen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology 

Lars-Olof Pålsson

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Robert Pal

Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Kasper Peeters

Assistant Professor,Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Bernard Piette

Professor, Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Ehmke Pohl

Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Christopher Prior

Assistant Professor, Magnetohydrodynamics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Stefan Przyborski

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Susan Pyner

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Roy Quinlan

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Nigel Robinson

Professor in the Department of Biosciences and Department of Chemistry 

Ari Sadanandom

Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

John Sanderson

Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Chris Saunter

Lecturer in the Department of Physics 

Martin Schröder

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences

Margarita Staykova

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Patrick Steel

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Anne Taormina

Professor, Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Lore Thaler

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology 

Kislon Voïtchovsky

Lecturer in the Department of Physics 

James Walton

Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

David Weinkove

Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences 

Andy Whiting

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

J A Gareth Williams

Professor in the Department of Chemistry 

Jun Jie Wu

Professor in the Department of Engineering 

Wojtek Zakrzewski

Professor, Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Early Career Researchers (ECR)

The BSI ECR run a programme of events and activities through the year including pub quizzes, symposia, competitions and seminars. For upcoming events please check our events listings.