Our research will impact the diagnosis and treatment of different membrane associated disorders. The research will enable us to develop novel approaches to therapeutical intervention in human diseases.
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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
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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
Vanier Granting Agency: NSERC Project Title: Molecular mechanisms mediating a positive calcium balance during development Area of Research: Plant and Animal Biology – Animal Physiology and Metabolism Supervisor: R. Todd Alexander, Canada Research Chair in Renal Epithelial Transport
Meet the Directors
Research: The laboratory’s passion is membrane transport. How do integral membrane transport proteins function as micro-machines to move substances selectively across our cell’s membranes? How does disease arise when these processes go wrong? Bicarbonate Transport proteins move bicarbonate (HCO3-) across
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
Weekly Seminar Series
Congratulations to this year’s summer students for having successfully presented their topics. The Student talks were held on August 17 and August 24 at the 2J4.02 CLASSROOM F. Following are the list of the students who presented along with their topics.
CS Seminar Poster The MPDRG trainees are hosting Dr. Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University, for a seminar this week. Dr. Sanders will be presenting his work on “The Scarlet Letter: The Role of Membrane Protein Misfolding in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease” on
Group News & Events
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