Associate Professor Suzana Straus was recently awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. These awards, granted by the European Commission, are designed to attract top-class researchers to work and undertake research in Europe with the ultimate goal of developing mutually-beneficial research cooperation between Europe and Canada.
Dr. Straus is conducting research at the Institut Laue Langevin, a world-renowned neutron research facility located in Grenoble, France. The Marie Curie IIF will enable her to study the mechanism of action of lipopeptide antibiotics, the interaction of lipopeptides with bacterial membrane components, and the assembly of filamentous bacteriophage. She will learn about a range of techniques such as small angle neutron scattering, neutron reflectivity, and diffraction methods.