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Postdoctoral applicants

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in ion channel research. The applicant should have experience with either structural biology (X-ray Crystallography or cryo-EM preferred) or electrophysiology, and have a proven track record through first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. This is a good opportunity for experienced structural biologists to learn functional experiments, and for electrophysiologists to venture into structural work on ion channels. Please send a CV and names and contact details for at least three references to: filip.vanpetegem'at'gmail.com.

Graduate students

Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to learn several techniques in an interdisciplinary approach including cloning, mutagenesis, expression and protein purification, protein crystallography, electrophysiology, and various biophysical techniques (CD, ITC, SPR). For more information on graduate studies:


UBC Graduate Studies


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Graduate Studies

Undergraduate students

Several projects are available for BIOC448 and BIOC449 students. Please contact filip.vanpetegem'at'gmail.com for further details.


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