The Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases (CPPFD) provides a rich training environment, where different laboratories and different technologies converge on the common problems presented by protein folding diseases. Conversely, we expect our young scientists to extend the boundaries of our knowledge in these diseases and to advance the collective mission of the institute. Beyond the four walls of the CPPFD there are many opportunities to collaborate with other laboratories at the University of Alberta, within the network of provincial and national prion labs covered by APRI and PrioNet, and with laboratories in Europe and the United States.
At this time our work encompasses the disciplines of molecular genetics, cell biology, neurochemistry, protein chemistry, systems biology, transgenesis and molecular ecology, with the programs of the individual laboratories being listed elsewhere on this web-site.
We are always interested in recruiting highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows and candidates should direct their enquiries to the individual principal investigators of the CPPFD. Currently, Dr. Westaway has a PDF position open in his lab.