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Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences 186 
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
+1 (403) 220-5261
+1 (403) 289-9311 (Fax)


    Chair: Dr. Sergei Noskov
Dr. Isabelle Barrette-Ng - Inquiry-based and blended learning exercises in undergraduate science education; crystallographic and computational studies of protein and RNA structure and function. Dr. Sergei Noskov - Theoretical biophysics of ligand transport. Molecular Dynamics simulations of membrane proteins. Development of free energy simulations techniques.
Dr. Robert Edwards - Integral membrane protein structure and light driven reactions of tryptophan. Dr. Elmar Prenner - Membrane architecture, domains and lipid rafts, biophysical techniques, DNA labelling.
Dr. Peter Facchini - Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology of plant secondary metabolism; metabolic engineering in plants. Dr. Dae-Kyun Ro - Biochemistry and molecular genetics of plant secondary metabolisms; Plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of pharmaceuticals, nutrient-enhanced crops, and renewable energy.
Dr. Marie Fraser - Structural biology. Investigating the catalytic mechanism of enzymes using the tools of X-ray crystallography and molecular biology.  Dr. Peter Tieleman - Computer simulations of biological membranes and membrane proteins.
 Dr. Elke Lohmeier-Vogel - Metabolism of pentose sugars by immobilized or freely suspended yeast strains. Undergraduate laboratory development. Dr. Raymond J. Turner - Metal resistance in Bacteria. Private molecular chaperones for the Tat-Translocase. Integral membrane protein structure and folding. Fluorescence spectroscopy.
Dr. Greg Moorhead - Role and regulation of protein phosphatases in humans and plants and the interaction of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Dr. Hans Vogel - NMR and spectroscopic studies of antimicrobial peptides, regulatory calcium binding proteins and bacterial iron-uptake proteins.
Dr. Ken Ng - X-ray crystallographic and biochemical studies of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases and carbohydrate-binding proteins  Dr. Vanina Zaremberg - Lipid mediated signaling and regulation of lipid metabolism using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as model system.
Dr. Steve Zimmerly - Transposition of group II introns in bacteria and evolution of group II introns.