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Frontier Science

Welcome to Alberta, Canada's pinnacle of discovery science.

Edmonton Alberta Canada

DiscoveryLab: making molecular medicine

This is an open forum for researchers to explore ways to work together to discover and develop new targets, lead molecules and diagnostic systems.

We offer a space for collaboration and partnering focused on designing novel therapeutic agents based on the precise mechanisms of genetic disorders, cancer and infectious diseases. Research services and newly developed protocols such as NMR tools for metabolomics and ligand screening at NANUC and SMALP technologies for membrane proteins are offered at cost-effective rates and with collaborative discounts.

NANUC NMR chamber

NANUC chamber for magnetic resonance spectrometers


We welcome academic collaborators and industry partners.


DiscoveryLab was initiated by Michael Overduin and coworkers with a grant from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Innovates, Department of Economic Development and Trade, and the Province of Alberta.

The funding was announced at NANUC by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan on March 14, 2016. The press included the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Sun, iNews, University of Alberta and Global News.

Supported by:

Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Funded by a John R. Evans Leaders Fund Award

university of alberta canada foundation for innovation alberta innovates