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 […]

Abstract submission: Next-generation sequencing for venomics

ADDovenom researchers Fernanda Gobbi Amorim, Damien Redureau, Nicholas Casewell and Loïc Quinton have co-authored the following abstract, which has been submitted for the Venoms and Toxins 2021: The 8th International Toxinology Meeting (25 – 27 August 2021): Next-generation sequencing for venomics: application of Multi-Enzymatic Limited Digestion for inventorying the snake venom arsenal Multi-Enzymatic Limited Digestion […]

ADDovenom / BBI webinar with Prof Gérard Lambeau

On 5 May 2021, ADDovenom teamed up with colleagues at the Bristol BioDesign Institute to organise a webinar with Professor Gérard Lambeau from CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). Prof Lambeau’s presentation title was ‘From venom phospholipases A2 to membranous nephropathy, a rare autoimmune kidney disease’. A recording of the webinar is available on […]

27th Meeting of the French Society of Toxinology to be organised by Loïc Quinton

The French Society of Toxinology (SFET) is preparing for its 27th Meeting on Toxinology, entitled “Toxins: Mr Hyde or Dr Jekyll?”, on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December 2021.  This virtual conference will be organised by ADDovenom researcher Loïc Quinton, who sits on the board of Directors.  The names of renowned invited speakers will be communicated […]

IMI-EU funding to accelerate Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

iBET participates in ARDAT – Accelerating Research and Innovation for Advanced Therapies – a project which aims to standardize and accelerate the development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). This project is supported by Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) with €25.5 million. ATMPs have unprecedented potential to significantly improve patients’ life quality. ATMP research is growing exponentially, […]

Paula Alves elected for US National Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to ADDovenom project partner Paula Alves (CEO of iBET – Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica), who has been elected foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the most prestigious awards in engineering.  Paula, who is also Principal Investigator at ITQB NOVA and Professor at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, is the first […]

French newspaper ‘La Provence’ writes about ADDovenom

La Provence, the most read newspaper in the south of France, devoted a page of its 7 January 2021 edition the ADDovenom project. The article includes an interview with Renaud Vincentelli from Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (AFMB) laboratory, which is overseen by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Aix-Marseille University […]

Loïc Quinton secures F.R.S – FNRS funding for new ‘Venoms4Liège’ project

Loïc Quinton (University of Liège) has obtained a new project, funded by the F.R.S – FNRS funding body. The 4-year funded project, which started on 1st January 2021, is called: “Venoms4Liège:  From mortal mixtures to innovative pharmacological tools: venoms as ligand providers for the promising molecular ion channels SK and HCN.” The project aims at […]

ADDovenom: an innovative treatment to reduce deaths due to snake bites

A new European project, led by the University of Bristol and involving the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (MolSys Research Unit / Faculty of Sciences) of the ULiège, will develop a new curative approach to reduce the number of deaths linked to snake bites. With a reduced production cost, and a wider spectrum of applications, ADDovenom will exploit the innovative ADDomer© […]