JOB VACANCY: Research Associate, University of Bristol

** Applications are now closed ** This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic biochemist with experience with molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and ideally antibody libraries (or similar) and display techniques to join the ADDovenom team, which is developing novel antivenoms to treat snakebite envenoming. Using state-of-the-art protein engineering and display technology, you will generate […]

ADDovenom to exhibit research at Somerscience festival

Members of the ADDovenom team at University of Bristol will be taking part in the Science Fair at Somerscience, a new science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) family festival taking place across Bruton and Castle Cary in South Somerset on Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May 2023.  They will have an interactive and hands-on display, showcasing how traditional […]

LSTM’s Professor Nick Casewell interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside

As part of their coverage celebrating 125 years of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, BBC Radio Merseyside’s Tony Snell interviewed Professor Nick Casewell, Head of Centre for Snakebite Research & Interventions at LSTM, and one of the ADDovenom research team. The interview covered LSTM, working with snakes, snakebite research, and the challenges of developing […]

Johara Stringari wins ‘best presentation’ award at SFET conference

ADDovenom researcher Johara Stringari (University of Bristol) won the ‘Best Oral Communication Award’ for her presentation at the 28th Meeting on Toxinology of the French Society of Toxinology (SFET) in Paris. Johara’s presentation about the ADDovenom project (Snake venom proteins vs ADDobodies: Antigen production for ribosome display) on the second day of the conference followed […]

Submissions open for ‘Toxins’ Special Issue

Dr Stefanie Menzies and Prof Nicholas R. Casewell, ADDovenom researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, have been chosen as Guest Editors of a Special Issue of the journal Toxins. They said: “Antivenom remains the gold-standard treatment for envenoming by snakes, scorpions, spiders and other venomous animals, yet remains largely unchanged since its first development […]

Introducing ADDovenom to postgraduates in Brazil

Johara Stringari, a Research Associate working on ADDovenom at the University of Bristol, gave a presentation on snake venom to students on the Postgraduate Program for Genetics and Biochemistry at the Federal University of Uberlândia in Brazil on 17 November 2022. Johara’s talk – Snake venoms: a new generation of therapeutic strategies – was the […]

ADDovenom attends IST 2022

Members of the ADDovenom team have been highlighting the work of ADDovenom at the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) in Abu Dhabi (18-21 October 2022). Dr Renaud Vincentelli (Aix-Marseille University) gave a ‘flash talk’ during which he spoke about the aims and objectives of ADDovenom, and his poster about the […]

ADDovenom team take part in research showcase in Bristol

Members of the EU-funded ADDovenom team have been talking to the public about their work as part of the FUTURES festival, a celebration of research and innovation, held on Brunel’s historic ship, the S.S. Great Britain, in Bristol on 30 September 2022. The event involved interactive and hands-on demonstrations, and the team showcased how traditional […]

ADDovenom team gather in Marseille for annual meeting

Researchers working on the ADDovenom project met for their annual conference in Marseille, France (12-13 September), to give updates on progress made since the inaugural meeting in Bristol in 2021.  The first day was devoted to updates from each of the work package leads, while the second day saw many of the project’s early career researchers giving […]

Researcher Spotlight: Dora Buzas

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 Dora Buzas, a PhD Student at the University of Bristol.   Can you tell us briefly about your own […]