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Lab Members

Chloé Martens, PhD

Principal Investigator


Chloe Martens obtained a master in Chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2011. She completed her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Cédric Govaerts (ULB) in 2015, in the Structure and Function of Biological Membranes (SFMB) laboratory. Her thesis was a collaborative project between the ULB and the research group of Prof. Mchaourab (Vanderbilt University, USA) during which she used advanced spectroscopic methods to study the molecular mechanisms underlying multidrug efflux. 

In 2016, Chloe joined the research group of Dr. Argyris Politis at King’s College London (KCL) to learn hybrid mass spectrometry techniques applied to membrane proteins. During her postdoctoral training, she developed new methodologies to study membrane proteins in near-native environments using different mass-spectrometry based tools. 


In 2021, she obtained a permanent researcher position “Chercheur Qualifié” from the FNRS and is currently working in the Chemistry department at ULB.  She was awarded the Solvay Prize and the Hector Lepouse prize in recognition for the quality of her work.

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Kyo Coppieters

PhD Student

Kyo Coppieters graduated with a Master in Chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2020. He obtained a FRIA fellowship the same year to study the molecular mechanisms of multidrug efflux pumps from Gram-positive bacteria using H/D exchange mass spectrometry.

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George Chiduza

Postdoctoral Researcher

George Chiduza holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool in the UK and is a Francis Crick Institute alumnus. He is interested in the dynamics and protein-lipid interactions of heteromeric amino acid transporters in the context of autism spectrum disorder.


Maria Mamkaeva

Lab technician

Maria Mamkaeva holds a bachelor in Biology from the University of Saint-Petersburg. She supports the team efforts' in understanding multidrug efflux.


Hasan Maklad

Postdoctoral Researcher

Hasan Maklad obtained a PhD in Bioengineering Sciences from the University of Brussels (VUB) in 2020. As a postdoc in the group, he is developing new approaches to study mechanism(s) of efflux pump inhibition.

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