Join us for Meet the Researchers: The Future of Pain Relief to hear about the latest advancements in pain treatment research.

The event will feature presentations from dynamic IMB researchers and include a complimentary afternoon tea and lab tour.

  • Dr Hana Starobova will share how cancer treatments negatively affect the quality of life of children and how she is developing effective strategies to prevent their long-term side effects including debilitating long term pain.
  • Dr Sam Robinson will share what we can gain from pain. Most stings and bites cause pain—but not all are equal. The sting from a bee feels different to that of a scorpion. Sam will tell us how understanding the chemistry behind stings can teach us how pain works and may ultimately lead to new ways of treating pain.
  • Dr Fernanda Cardoso will show how spider venoms are rich in components with powerful pain killing properties capable of treating chronic pain. These painkillers show promise as a new safer type of drug that could provide an alternative to opioids.

For this session, you may register either in-person or online. For those registering in person, there will be a ticket option to join a tour of IMB at the end.

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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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