Venomous Organism – Inspirations and Challenge:

Venoms and Toxins 2020 will showcase animal venoms, as well as plant and bacterial toxins. Two of our main aims are to allow ample time for discussion and to encourage the formation of new networks as well as re-invigorating established collaborations. The meeting will feature:

  • Multiple podium sessions with oral presentations by an international faculty of senior & junior researchers (see confirmed speakers)
  • Several Kkeynote talks
  • The Hamish Ogston Foundation sponsored lecture
  • A session on the role of charities and NGOs in tackling snakebite
  • Posters and flash talks by a selection of poster presenters
  • Trade exhibition
  • Several hours of excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment

Our key priority scientific areas for this meeting include:

  • Human envenoming: designing clinical trials for antivenom therapeutic intervention
  • Basic science and toxin-receptor interaction
  • Behaviour and distribution of venomous species
  • New techniques for analysing venoms and antidotes (venomics, antivenomics)
  • Treatment of envenoming: role of charities and NGOs
  • Discovering unexpectedly venomous animals
  • The promise of venom enzyme inhibitors
  • Plant toxins
  • Bacterial toxins, including cyanobacteria

We are now accepting oral and poster abstracts, and particularly encourage final year doctoral students and early/mid career postdoctoral researchers/junior group leaders to submit oral abstracts (now closed, but it is still possible to submit poster abstracts), as we believe this event will provide their research excellent exposure, critical analysis by attending senior researchers and new career opportunities. Please use this Abstract Template if you are submitting an abstract and send it by email to VenomsOxford@gmail.com.