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, […]

ADDovenom Spring Meeting 2023

ADDovenom researchers took part in their annual virtual spring meeting on 20 April 2023.  The project team meet every six months (either in person or virtually) to share updates on the progress of their work with the rest of the consortium. We were pleased to welcome three new members of the team – Iara Cardosa […]

Researcher Spotlight: Renaud Vincentelli

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 Renaud Vincentelli, who is the PI of ADDovenom team at CNRS/Aix-Marseille University.  Can you tell us briefly about […]

ADDovenom researcher interviewed by BBC, Telegraph

This month, LSTM’s Prof Nick Casewell has been interviewed by both the BBC’s Health Check radio show, and the Daily Telegraph newspaper.  A reporter for the BBC World Service show visited the Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions for the episode: ‘Biting back – The fight against snakebite’, which included discussion about the new generation of antivenoms.  The […]

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 […]