6 May 2020
2019 Toxins Young Investigator Award: Winner Announced

2019 Toxins Young Investigator Award

Professor Casewell’s research focuses on evolutionary and biomedical aspects of animal toxins. Following the completion of his PhD studies at Bangor University, UK, where he focused on characterising the composition of saw-scaled viper venoms, Nick worked in research and development at an antivenom manufacturing company. Thereafter, he won a research fellowship to investigate the evolution of fish venoms, before moving to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK, in 2014 to take up a faculty position. In 2019, Nick was appointed as Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases by LSTM, and he also currently holds the position of Wellcome Trust Research Fellow. He has published over 70 papers on animal toxins, and his most notable work relates to understanding the processes that generate toxin variation and how this information can be applied to better inform new treatment strategies for the world’s snakebite victims.

It was a difficult decision given the number of high-quality applications for the award, and we would like to thank all the applicants from various fields of study for their participation, and all the Award Committee members for their efforts in evaluating the many applications. We congratulate the winner, Prof. Nicholas R Casewell, on his accomplishments. We wish him further success in his career.

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