Bianca op den Brouw

Toxinologist / Biologist

Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne

(Melbourne, Australia)

I’m an evolutionary biologist and toxinologist with a particular interest in herpetofauna. I explore questions surrounding venom evolution by integrating ecology and natural history with proteomics, bioactivity and immunogenicity assays, and transcriptomics. I characterise venom activity using model physiological systems such as in-vitro blood, somatic cells, and the nervous system, and I look at the ability of antivenoms to neutralise these effects.

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