Founding Directors of the SMALP network

Michael Overduin

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
Executive Director, NANUC
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 and
Chief Scientific Adviser
UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Industry Partner Representatives

Stefan Scheidelaar

Styrene Maleic Anhydride Chemist
Polyscope Polymers B.V.

Pieter Hanssen

Sales and Business Development Manager
Polyscope Polymers B.V.

SMALP Network co-Directors

Antoinette Killian, Professor at Utrecht University, heads the research group Membrane Biochemistry & Biophysics

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

jana broeckerJana Broecker, Postdoctoral DFG Fellow, Structural Neurobiology Lab, University of Toronto

oliver ernstOliver Ernst, Professor and Head of Structural Neurobiology Lab, University of Toronto

tomas-laursenTomas Laursen, Post Doctoral Researcher at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, California, USA




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

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

We also welcome opportunities for contributing to collaborative projects and consortia. Thank you for your interest, and do feel free to contact us.