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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, Senior Scientist - Protein Biochemist at Sosei Heptares




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






tomas-laursenTomas 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.