Molecular Design Research Cluster

About Us

The Molecular Design Research Cluster is a group of scientists interested in understanding the function of proteins in the cell at the molecular level, in normal physiology and in disease. Our research has deep roots in structural biology, and X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, along with an assortment of biophysical methods, remain the favorite tools in our labs. Our projects span the range from lipid biosynthesis, bacterial flagella and bacterial virulence effectors to proteins linked to schizophrenia and metal-dependent modulators of cancer metastasis. Please follow this link to find out more: Molecular Design Faculty. We have never seen a dull protein and are always ready to discuss potential collaborations that involve protein science and use the full arsenal of instrumentation at the Protein Characterization and Crystallization Facility (PCCF), the Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility at the Canadian Light Source (CMCF at CLS) and Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center (SSSC).

Contact Us

Oleg Dmitriev
Cluster coordinator

Aditya Manek
Cluster Manager


University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E5