Founding Directors of the SMALP network
Michael Overduin, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Canada
Tim Knowles, Lecturer in Biophysics, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Tim 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.