(Calgary, AB, Canada)
Hans J. Vogel is currently a Professor of Biochemistry and an AHFMR Scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. He received his original academic training at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and the University of Lund in Sweden. He joined the University of Calgary in 1985 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. His research work has initially focused on the use of NMR spectroscopy for the study of metalloproteins, particularly those involved in calcium-regulatory mechanisms, such as calmodulin. As well, he has studied mammalian proteins that mediate the transport of iron and copper. In addition, his research group continues to study bacterial iron uptake pathways as they offer opportunities for the development of novel antibiotics. Over the last decade Dr. Vogel's research has also contributed immensely to our understanding of the structures and the roles of antimicrobial peptides and related host-defense proteins in innate immunity. Early in his career Dr. Vogel has worked on in vivo NMR spectroscopy of living cells and animals and this experience has recently allowed his group to successfully contribute to the newly emerging metabolomics field. To date Dr. Vogel has published more than 300 scientific papers. He is a regularly invited speaker at major international and national conferences and he has won several research awards.