Here is a list of our Weekly Seminar Series

MPDRG Schedule 2017-18


The Membrane Protein Disease Research Group (MPDRG) within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Alberta was formed in 2001 when the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Molecular Biology of Membrane Proteins Research Group (established in


JOIN THE MPDRG For more information on the forms, applications and any other details you need to apply to the MPDRG program please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you. For more detailed information,


The MPDRG is Canada’s node in The International Research Training Group 1830 which works on complex membrane proteins in cellular development and disease. The Membrane Protein Disease Research Group  has established collaborations with the Research Training Group in Molecular, physiological and


Some of the Technologies used by our labs are mentioned below: Electrophysiology Biophysical Techniques applied to Membrane Proteins Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Fluorescence, Confocal and Super-Resolution Microscopy Crystallography Toxicology Membrane Protein Biochemistry Animal Physiology to model Human Diseases Electron Paramagnetic

NEWS OF THE MONTH – New MPDRG Director and Associate Director

  We would like to announce that starting January 2018, Dr. Joanne Lemieux will become the Director of the MPDRG and Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat will be the new Associate Director. Our heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Lemieux and Dr. Cordat and our best wishes to

Meet the Directors

Dr. Joanne Lemieux


Research: Membrane proteins are key targets for the drug development. Our research centers around studying membrane proteins involved in disease, using X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques, to reveal structural, functional and mechanistic details of membrane proteins that could one

Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat

Associate Director

Research Description Research in the Cordat’s lab is focused on renal handling of ions, with a particular emphasis on the physiological role of bicarbonate transporters in the renal collecting duct. These transporters are expressed in many organs where they participate

Group News & Events

We have so much happening in the group but here are some of our highlighted news stories. To see all the updates please check out the News page.

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