SMALP network

Founding Directors of the SMALP network

Michael OverduinMichael Overduin, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Canada



Tim KnowlesTim Knowles, Lecturer in Biophysics, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK



Tim DafffornTim Dafforn, Professor, School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham


SMALP Network co-Directors

Alice Rothnie, Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences Biosciences Research Group, College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University

Bert Klumperman, South African Research Chair in Advanced Macromolecular Architectures at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University

Barry Bruce, Charles P. Postelle Distinguished Professor, Dept. Microbiology; Dept. Biomolecular and Chemical Eng., University of Knoxville, Tennessee



Frank Sobott, ,Chair in Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds

Stephen Muench, Lecturer in Membrane Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds


Tomas Laursen, Assistant Professor, Section for Plant Biochemsitry, University of Copenhagen

Youzhong Guo, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Our co-directors are asked to serve 5 year terms to help with the growth of the SMALP community and the dissemination of technologies related to SMA and native nanodiscs.

We are grateful to the international community of users and developers of the SMALP system, as well as the funders including the Royal Society, BBSRC, Alberta Innovates, NSERC and the European Commission.

We look forward to offering meetings, protocols, and facilities for SMALP methods to support your research plans and efforts.

We welcome opportunities for setting up collaborative projects and consortia.

This year we are developing a SMALP Industry Club with our sponsors and supporters to facilitate the commercialization of new polymers, kits, assays and analytical equipment for your research needs and applications.