Venom from cone snails, scorpions, spiders, snakes and other species continue to provide an immense reservoir of potent bioactive peptides that target specific enzymes, ion channels and receptors. As such they represent major sources of lead compounds for both the development of pharmacological tools and novel drugs.
There will be a Special Issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651) entitled "Selected Papers from the 2017 Venoms to Drugs Conference", edited by Bryan Grieg Fry. Please visit the Special Issue website here. Toxins will also present a generous prize for Best Poster at the conference.