Special Issue "Gordon Research Conference: 2018 Venom Evolution, Function and Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 249

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mandë Holford
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College Belfer Research Building and CUNY Graduate Center, BRB 424, New York, NY 10021, USA
Prof. Marymegan Daly
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Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio StateUniversity, Columbus, OH 43212, USA
Interests: evolution; cnidaria; biodiversity
Dr. Nicholas R. Casewell
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Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
Interests: molecular evolution of venom components; venom composition; toxin convergence; venom gland transcriptomics; antivenom manufacturing and testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The inaugural Gordon Research Conference, entitled “Venom Evolution, Function and Biomedical Applications” will be held in West Dover, VT, USA, 5 – 10 August, 2018. This GRC aims to coalesce and then support a community of experts working on elements of venom biology with the goal of consolidating and expanding the conceptual, technological, and applied opportunities within the study of venom biology.

Venom research has expanded significantly over the last decade, as evidenced by the global increase in venom publications, symposia, and biotech startup companies. The field is poised for major breakthroughs, and gatherings in a research-intensive, collaborative, and engaging setting, as provided by this Gordon Conference, will foster innovative ideas and new cross-disciplinary collaborations to advance the venom field. The overarching outcome for the Venom GRC is to understand what drives venom evolution in nature and how this information can be used to understand cellular processes at basic and applied levels of scientific inquiry.

For additional links to the conference that you may find useful, please visit the following link:

https://www.grc.org/venom-evolution-function-and-biomedical-applications-conference/2018/

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mandë Holford
Prof. Ray Norton
Prof. Marymegan Daly
Dr. Nicolas Casewell
Guest Editors

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