Professor Glenn King will headline a special series of ‘Meet the Researchers’ during National Stroke Week.

Prof King will explain his research on harnessing the chemistry of venoms from arthropod predators (spiders, scorpions and centipedes) to develop novel pharmaceuticals to treat chronic pain, epilepsy and stroke. 

Prof King’s lab is working closely with several pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for clinical use and, additionally, Prof King has also charted new territory in the field of agriculture by developing venom peptides as eco-friendly bioinsecticides.

Session Overview:

  • Presentation from Prof King.
  • Tour of Prof King’s laboratory.
  • Meet with Prof King and his team over light morning tea.

 

About Meet the Researchers

Our Institute was built to inspire scientists, to cultivate interaction across a wide range of scientific disciplines, to generate adventurous innovative ideas, to foster revolutionary discoveries, and to translate our knowledge of nature to discover cures for a better world. Our researchers are the life force that makes this possible and drive incredible discoveries to save lives today and into the future.

Meet the Researchers series is your chance to connect in person and hear firsthand how they are advancing understanding in the life sciences, and learn what fuels their passion to close in gamechanger discoveries. 

 

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Venue

Level 3
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Bld 80)
The University of Queensland
306 Carmody Road, St Lucia
Room: 
3.146