Molecular toxinology of Australia's lesser known venomous snakes (2011–2012)

Australia is home to a remarkable number of extremely venomous snakes. Despite the inherent medical importance and bioprospecting importance, the vast majority of hte species remain remarkably uninvestigate[d]. This project will examine for the first time the full biochemical array of these unique venoms using multidisciplinary techniques to characterise the chemical composition of the venoms, the toxic effects produced, and the relative neutralisation by available antivenoms.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council