Venoms to Drugs

Venom from cone snails, scorpions, spiders, snakes and other species continue to provide an immense reservoir of potent bioactive peptides that target specific enzymes, ion channels and receptors. As such they represent major sources of lead compounds for both the development of pharmacological tools and novel drugs

The Venoms to Drugs Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of high level research leading to the development of pharmacological tools and novel drugs from the venoms of cone snails, scorpions, spiders, snakes and other species.

 

Inaugural Conference- From Venoms to Drugs - Heron Island, Australia, August 1998

2nd Venoms to Drugs - Heron Island, Australia, July 2002

3rd Venoms to Drugs - Heron Island, Australia, 28th Aug - 2nd September, 2005

 Download abstracts from 2005 meeting - orals - posters

4th Venoms to Drugs - Heron Island, Australia, 15th - 20th May, 2011

 Download the Daily Runsheet for the Venoms to Drugs 2011 Conference here

 Download the Conference Proceedings from the 2011 Meeting here.

5th Venoms to Drugs - Mantra on Salt Beach, Australia, 19th - 24th October, 2014

 Download the Daily Runsheet for the Venoms to Drugs 2014 Conference here

 Download the Conference Proceedings from the 2014 Meeting here.

 

Keynote Speakers

 

2014

   

Professor Emmanuel Bourinet 
France

Dr Stuart Brierley 
Australia

Professor Brian Chait 
USA

Professor Arthur Christopoulos 
Australia

Professor Jennifer Cochran 
USA

Professor Mary Collins 
Australia

Professor Annette Dolphin 
England

Dr Sebastien Dutertre 
Australia

Professor Bryan Fry 
Australia

Professor Ray Norton 
Australia

Professor Baldomero Olivera 
USA

Dr Mike Pennington 
USA

Professor Anthony Purcell 
Australia

Dr Jefferson Revell 
England

Professor Victor Tsetlin 
Russia

Dr Irina Vetter 
Australia

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

   
Associate Professor Kathy Belov 
Australia
Associate Professor Greta Binford 
USA
Professor Juan Calvete 
Spain
Professor David Craik 
Australia
Associate Professor Bryan Fry 
Australia
Professor Wayne Hodgson 
Australia
Dr Stephan Kellenberger 
Switzerland

Professor R Manjunatha Kini
Singapore

Professor Martin Lavin 
Australia

Professor Richard Lewis 
Australia

Dr John L McIntyre 
USA
Professor Ray Norton 
Australia
Dr Daniel Obrecht 
Switzerland
Professor Baldomero Olivera 
USA
Dr Mike Pennington 
USA
Dr Birgit Priest 
USA
Dr Reto Stocklin 
Switzerland
Dr Palmer Taylor 
USA
Dr Alan Wickenden 
USA

 

 

2005

   
Professor Brian Chait 
USA
Associate Professor Wayne Hodgson 
Australia
Professor George Chandy 
USA
Dr Chuck Luetje 
USA
Professor Ian Smith 
Australia
Dr Jim Eisenach 
USA
Professor Kenton Swartz 
USA
Dr Jamie Vandenberg 
Australia
Professor Sujit Sikdar 
India
Professor Perry Bartlett 
Australia
Professor Glenn King 
USA
Professor MacDonald Christie 
Australia
Dr Roger Drinkwater
Australia
   

2002

   
Professor Toto Olivera
USA
Professor David Craik
Australia
Professor Daniel Bertrand
Switzerland
Professor Walter Stuhmer
Germany
Professor Gerald Zamponi
Canada
Professor Robert French
Canada
Professor Manjunatha Kini
Singapore
Professor Peter Gage
Australia
Professor Jan Tytgat
Belgium
Professor Andre Menez
France
Professor Glenn King
USA
 

1998

   
Professor Toto Olivera
USA
Dr George Miljanich
USA
Dr Mike Rafferty
USA
Professor Walter Stuhmer
Germany
Professor Mike McIntosh
USA
Professor Kazuki Sato
Japan
Professor David Adams
Australia
Dr Alan Harvey
UK
Dr Ray Norton
Australia
Dr Steve Kent
USA
Dr Andre Menez
France
Dr Alan Robertson
Australia