Venom and anti venom centre of research excellence
UON TO ESTABLISH AUSTRALIA’S FIRST VENOM AND ANTI VENOM CENTRE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
Researchers from UON will establish Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) for venom and anti-venom with $2.5m funding from the NHMRC. Led by renowned toxicologist, Professor Geoffrey Isbister from Calvary Mater Newcastle, the CRE for venom and anti-venom represents a major advancement for venom research in Australia. The CRE will also bring together leading venom scientists from around the globe to conduct clinical trials, improve understanding of anti-venom dosage and investigate envenoming in high risk countries such as Sri Lanka.