Juan Calvete

Research Professor / Director (Evolutionary and Translational Venomics Laboratory) / Board of Directors (Global Snakebite Initiative)

Biomedicine Institute of Valencia / Global Snakebite Initiative / Spanish National Research Council

(Valencia, Spain)

Juan J. Calvete (Valencia, 1957) is Director of the Evolutionary and Translational Venomics Laboratory at the Biomedicine Institute of Valencia. His research group has developed proteomic platforms to study the composition of snake venoms (“venomics”) and the preclinical efficacy of antivenoms (“antivenomics”). He belongs to the Board of Directors of the Global Snakebite Initiative (http://www.snakebiteinitiative.org), and has received several awards, including the Vital Brazil Medal (2013), and the 2019 Redi Award granted by the International Society on Toxinology for “The development of an entirely new experimental venomics and antivenomics platforms for revealing the complexity and evolutionary wonder of venoms“.

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A 2004 conference in Brazil changed my focus and realized a childhood passion

I was born in Valencia, a city on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. From childhood I developed a vocation to know the nature, in particular the fauna, of my environment. During...

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