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Section Board for 'Animal Venoms'

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Prof. Dr. Syed A. Ali
HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel. +92-333-3456872; Fax: +92 21 34819018 19
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Interests: protein biochemistry, structure-activity relationships of venom enzymes/toxins; anti-venoms; venom proteomics; and pharmacological applications
Dr. Kevin Arbuckle
Department of Biosciences, College of Science, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
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Interests: evolutionary toxinology; macroevolution; diversification; convergent evolution; antipredator defence; herpetology; phylogenetic comparative methods
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Laboratory INSERM UMR 1097, Aix-Marseille University, 163, Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Avenue de Luminy, Bâtiment TPR2, Case 939, Marseille 13288, France
Tel. +33 491 82 87 50; Fax: +33 491 83 09 26
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Interests: chemical synthesis; peptide synthesis; structure-activity relationships; medicinal chemistry; candidate drugs; antivirals, antibacterials; antioxidants; toxins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Animal Venoms
Special Issue: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
Special Issue: Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products
Assoc. Prof. Darin Rokyta
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4295, USA
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Interests: molecular evolution, genetics of adaptation, transcriptomics, proteomics, experimental evolution
Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy
School of Biological Sciences, 501 20th. St., CB 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639-0017 USA
Tel. 1-970-351-2429; Fax: +1 970-351-2335
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Interests: reptile venom proteomics and evolution; toxin evolution and structure/function relationships; venom proteinases; biochemical ecology of venomous reptiles
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Venomics, Venom Proteomics and Venom Transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. R. Manjunatha Kini
Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore
Fax: + 65 67792486
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Interests: protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; protein-protein interaction and protein design and engineering
Assist. Prof. Hang Fai (Henry) Kwok
Faculty of Health Sciences (E12), University of Macau, Avenida de Universidade, Macau SAR
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Interests: Protease biochemistry; Toxins; Anti-cancer drug discovery; Antibody therapy; Venom-based peptides; Prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers; Proteomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Venom and Toxin as Targeted Therapy
Dr. Nicholas R. Casewell
Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
Tel. +44 151 702 9329
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Interests: molecular evolution of venom components; venom composition; toxin convergence; venom gland transcriptomics; antivenom manufacturing and testing
Dr. Ana Maria Moura Da Silva
Laboratório de Imunopatologia, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil
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Interests: snake venoms; metalloproteinases; hemostasis; venom composition; venom variability; antivenoms; immunoassays
Assoc. Prof. Meg Daly
The Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 318 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus 43210-1293, OH, USA
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Interests: evolution; cnidaria; biodiversity
Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
Section Editor-in-Chief
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
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Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Evolution of Venom Systems
Special Issue: Antivenom and Venom Therapeutics
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 5th Venoms to Drugs Meeting
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2017 Venoms to Drugs Conference
Prof. Dr. Wayne Hodgson
Monash Venom Group, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
Fax: +61 3 99059327
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Interests: animal venoms & toxins; receptors; pharmacology; antivenoms
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Use of Antibodies/Antivenom Against Envenoming
Dr. Mandë Holford
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College Belfer Research Building and CUNY Graduate Center, BRB 424, NY, NY 10021 USA
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Interests: Discovery, characterization and delivery of novel venom peptides, Chemical and molecular diversity of Conoidea venom, Venomics, Terebridae evolution and phylogeny, De novo transcriptome assembly, Disulfide peptide chemistry, Peptide natural product drug discovery and development
Dr. Ronald A. Jenner
Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Fax: +44 207 942 5054
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Interests: molecular evolution of animal venoms and toxins; phylogenetics of toxins; venom gland transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. Ren Lai
Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Yunan Provinces, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
Fax: +86 871 651 990 86
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Interests: animal venoms; structure-function relationships; toxins; human disease mechanisms; drug development
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Lewis
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Fax: +61 7 3346 2101
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Interests: cone snail and spider venom peptides; sodium and calcium channels; nAChRs; monoamine transporters; adrenoceptors; ciguatera and ciguatoxins; pain; toxin SAR
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Toxins as Therapeutics
Dr. Anita Malhotra
School of Biological Sciences, University College of North Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2UW, Wales, United Kingdom
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Interests: evolutionary biology; molecular evolution; systematics; morphometrics; speciation; adaptation; biogeography
Dr. Frank S. Markland
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Comprehensive Cancer, Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Cancer Research Laboratory #106, 1303 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Tel. (323) 224-7981; Fax: +1 323 224 7679
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Interests: protein chemistry and structure/ function interrelationships; snake venom components with procoagulant and anticoagulant activities; snake venom platelet aggregation inhibitors (disintegrins); disintegrins as anti-angiogenic agents; disintegrins and wound healing; novel fibrinolytic agents (structure and modeling); thrombolytic therapy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Disintegrins: Structure-Function and Translational Potential
Prof. Dr. Holger Scheib
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
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Interests: venom molecular evolution; protein structure prediction; protein-ligand interactions; molecular dynamics simulations; pharmacophore modeling; computational ligand docking
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Leading Opinions
Prof. Dr. Andreimar M. Soares
Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas à Saúde (CEBio), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ Rondônia) e Nucleo de Saúde, Universidade Federal de Rondônia (UNIR), Porto Velho-RO, Brasil
Fax: +55 69 3219 6000
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Interests: bioactive compounds; natural venoms; structure-function relationships of toxins; snake venoms; toxins and enzymes; anti-venoms; pharmacological applications
Dr. Kartik Sunagar
The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 587420240
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Interests: animal venoms; adaptive evolution; molecular evolution of venom; toxins; phylogenetics; population genetics; venom-based therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Jan Tytgat
Laboratory of Toxicology & Pharmacology, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. 3216323403; Fax: +32 16 32 34 05
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Interests: natural and bioactive compounds; animal venoms & toxins; structure-function relationships; ion channels & receptors, electrophysiology, pharmacology
Dr. Eivind Undheim
Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: animal venoms and toxins; structure-function relationships; phylogenetics; molecular evolution of venoms; venom proteomics; venom transcriptomics; venoms-based drug discovery
Dr. Irina Vetter
School of Pharmacy, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
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Interests: neuropharmacology; pain; conotoxins; ciguatoxins; drug discovery; high-throughput screening; ion channels and receptors
Dr. Wolfgang Wüster
School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor LL57 2UW, Wales, UK
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Interests: origin and evolution of snake venoms; causes, correlates and mechanisms of variation in snake venom composition; snake systematics
Dr. Angel A. Yanagihara
Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, PBRC, Dept of Trop Med, JABSOM, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA
Tel. 808 956-8328; Fax: 808 956-8713
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Interests: cubozoan venom biochemical characterization and elucidation of mechanisms of pathogenesis; treatment of cubozoan envenomation induced acute cardiovascular collapse and Irukandji syndrome; cnidarian envenomation associated inflammation; marine toxins; ciguatoxin; detection of toxins; wound healing; marine bio material discovery and characterization
Prof. Lourival D. Possani
Departamento de Medicina Molecular y Bioprocesos, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Universidad 2001, Apartado Postal 510-3, Cuernavaca Morelos 62210, Mexico
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Interests: scorpion venom; ion-channel blockers; proteome analysis; transcriptome analysis; toxins; gene cloning
Dr. Michel Dugon
Venom Systems & Proteomics Lab, Room 214 - the Ryan Institute School of Natural Sciences National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
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Interests: Evolution of venom systems; Ultrastructure of venom systems; Arthropod venom; Arachnids; Therapeutics from venom; Bioassay
Dr. Mettine H.A. Bos
Leiden University Medical Center, Div. of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Einthoven Laboratory for Vascular and Regenerative Medicine, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Interests: blood coagulation; protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; serine proteases; procoagulant and anticoagulant venom/toxin proteins; therapeutic protein engineering; anticoagulant therapeutics

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