ADDovenom project explained in new paper

ADDovenom: Thermostable Protein-Based ADDomer Nanoparticles as New Therapeutics for Snakebite Envenoming, a paper describing the aims of the ADDovenom project and the methodologies being used, has been published by Toxins (28 November 2023).  AbstractSnakebite envenoming can be a life-threatening medical emergency that requires prompt medical intervention to neutralise the effects of venom toxins. Each year up […]

Researcher Spotlight: Konrad Hus

For our Researcher Spotlight features, we interview members of the ADDovenom research team, to find out about their interests, their contributions to the project, and their hopes for the future of venom research.  Here, we speak with Konrad Hus, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol.   Can you tell us briefly about your […]

ADDovenom poster displayed at Venoms & Toxins 2023

Iara Aimê Cardoso, a Research Assistant at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, presented a poster at the 10th International Toxinology Meeting – Venoms & Toxins 2023 (Oxford, 22-24 August 2023) about some of the ADDovenom team’s research.  Iara’s poster, Mapping the post-synaptic neurotoxic profile of mamba venoms by functional and ligand binding assays, was based […]

ADDovenom annual meeting takes place in Liverpool

The ADDovenom team gathered at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for this year’s annual meeting (12-13 September), discussing progress towards the production of the next-generation of snakebite treatments.  Researchers from University of Bristol, LSTM, iBET, University of Liège, and Aix-Marseille University were joined by Scientific Advisory Board members Gerard Lambeau and Stefanos Grammatikos for […]

ADDovenom research features on Innovation Radar

The European Commission’s Innovation Radar has highlighted two achievements of the ADDovenom project as ‘great EU-funded innovations’. The ‘production of recombinant snake venom toxins for research and therapeutic purposes’ has been listed as ‘tech ready’ and as having a ‘”Noteworthy” level of Market Creation Potential’. The ability to ‘generate highly specific protein scaffolds (ADDobodies) with […]

LSTM features in BBC Earth short film

The work of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, an ADDovenom partner, is explored in a nine-minute film from BBC Earth released in July 2023.  ‘Extracting Venom From Deadly Snakes‘ is presented by zoologist Yussef Rafik, and features Paul Rowley and Edouard Crittenden milking snakes for venom in the LSTM Herpetarium, and Cassandra Modahl talking […]

ADDovenom researcher passes PhD viva

Congratulations to Dora Buzas – part of the ADDovenom research team at University of Bristol – for passing her PhD viva on 15 June 2023. Her PhD focused on the ADDomer vaccine development platform and the engineering of high-affinity binders. The project involved the structural analysis of the Adenovirus Penton base protein-derived ADDobody and also […]

ADDovenom poster displayed at ASMS 2023

Prof Loïc Quinton and Dr Fernanda Amorim, ADDovenom researchers from University of Liège, attended the American Society for Mass Spectrometry‘s 71st Annual Conference in Houston, Texas (4-8 June 2023). Fernanda’s poster focused on the ADDovenom Project (‘ADDovenom: mass spectrometry at the heart of the development of a more effective innovative snakebite therapy based on virus-like […]

Research investigating use of Multi-Enzymatic Limited Digestion for venomics published

Members of the ADDovenom consortium at University of Liège and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have co-authored an article, published by Toxins on 25 May 2023, which is based on their collaborative work on the project.  Next-Generation Sequencing for Venomics: Application of Multi-Enzymatic Limited Digestion for Inventorying the Snake Venom Arsenal was written by Fernanda […]

Somerscience Festival attendees learn about ADDovenom

Members of the ADDovenom team from the University of Bristol participated in Somerscience, a new, family-friendly, science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) festival that took place in the Somerset towns of Castle Cary and Bruton on 1 May 2023. Over 2,000 visitors attended the event, including families, children, school trips, researchers and the general public. Sophie Hall, […]