Dr Naoual Oukkache leads the Venoms and Toxins Laboratory at the Pasteur Institute of Morocco. Driven by passion, Naoual excels in animal venoms and antivenoms focusing on proteomics, pharmacology, antibody engineering and preclinical studies.
She trained and collaborates with several institutes including Marseille University of Medicine, Butantan Institute, Cuernavaca Biotechnology Institute, Kuala Lumpur Monash University; as well as the Albila, Atheris and Bioclon companies. Naoual currently participates in clinical studies and develops innovative antivenoms.
Dr Oukkache co–authored +30 publications, is editorial board member of journals, a member of scientific committees and societies, coordinates international grants and supervises Masters and PhD students.
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My name is Naoual Oukkache and I specialize in venomous animals and their venoms. There are about 500,000 venomous animal species on earth (snakes, scorpions, spiders, bees, wasps, sea anemones,...