JOB VACANCY: Research Assistant, LSTM

Would you like to join our international, multi-disciplinary team of researchers who are dedicated to developing novel protein-based snakebite treatments? The Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions (CSRI) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to work on the ADDovenom project.  This is a laboratory-based role and the […]

EVENT: Venoms – Drugs and Antidotes

ADDovenom researcher Nick Casewell (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) will be one of the speakers for the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium‘s latest ‘Things You Need To Know’ webinar which takes place on 16 June.  This event will: “explore the career pathways and research activities of Steve Trim (founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Venomtech Ltd, a […]

This Podcast Will Kill You explores snake venom

This Podcast Will Kill You (TPWKY), a podcast about infectious diseases, has interviewed ADDovenom team member Nick Casewell for a special episode about snake venom evolution. The hour-long conversation with Nick is the second of two episodes that TPWKY has dedicated to snake venom. The first of these is available here.  TPWKY say: “Professor Casewell takes […]

ADDovenom researchers feature in National Geographic

ADDovenom Project Co-ordinator Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel (University of Bristol) and ADDovenom researcher Nick Casewell (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) have been interviewed for an article about the potential for a universal antivenom, published by National Geographic. This man gets bitten by deadly snakes in the name of science by Dominic Bliss was published on 27 May […]

Snakebite antivenoms step into the future

ADDovenom researchers Nick Casewell and Robert Harrison, from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, have been interviewed for an article published by the Drug Discovery Network.  Written by Stephanie DeMarco and published on 10 April, the article outlines some of the new developments in snakebite antivenom treatments including “camel nanobodies, human recombinant antibodies and small molecule drugs.” […]

Presenting ADDovenom (and seeing rattlesnakes) in California

Stefanie Menzies and Becky Edge, ADDovenom postdoctoral researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, gave poster presentations at the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Antibody Biology and Engineering, which took place in California (13-18 March). The conference, Connecting B Cell Biology with Antibody Structure, Function and Applications, provided an opportunity to network with other […]

Researcher Spotlight: Huan Sun

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 Huan Sun, a Research Associate in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol.  Can you tell […]

Discussing venom with Radio 4’s Rutherford and Fry

Professor Nick Casewell, who leads the ADDovenom team at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), has taken part in a venom-themed episode of The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry. The ‘Venomous Vendetta’ episode of the Radio 4 show was broadcast in November 2021, with Nick contributing alongside Steve Backshall, Dr. Ronald Jenner and Christie […]

First ADDovenom annual meeting kicks off in Bristol

About the meeting (27 – 28th September 2021) : The ADDovenom partners gathered at the Harbour Hotel in Bristol for their first ever face-to-face meeting since the pandemic. Attendees journeyed into Bristol from all over Europe and the UK, including Liverpool, Marseille, and Liège, with our Portuguese partners at iBET joining virtually. The meeting, spread […]

Research Associate Positions in Professor Berger-Schaffitzel lab

The role: We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to perform laboratory-based snakebite envenoming (SBE) research in the Berger-Schaffitzel lab at the University of Bristol. The post-holder will use state-of-the-art protein engineering and display technology to generate high-affinity nanobodies against diverse toxins from snake venoms. These will be selected to neutralise the pathogenic function of […]