Founding Directors of the SMALP network
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
Executive Director, NANUC
University of Alberta, Canada
Lecturer in Biophysics
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham, UK
Professor, School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham and
Chief Scientific Adviser
UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Industry Partner Representative
Styrene Maleic Anhydride Chemist
SMALP Network co-Directors
Bert Klumperman, South African Research Chair in Advanced Macromolecular Architectures at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University
Jana Broecker, Senior Scientist - Protein Biochemist at Sosei Heptares
Oliver Ernst, Professor and Head of Structural Neurobiology Lab, University of Toronto
Tomas Laursen, Assistant Professor at 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.