Professor Glenn King
Professor Glenn King is a biochemist and structural biologist whose expertise lies in translating venom-derived peptides into human drugs and bioinsecticides. His lab maintains the most extensive collection of venoms in the world, which includes venoms from more than 600 species of venomous spiders, scorpions, centipedes and assassin bugs.
Professor King’s primary focus is on the development of drugs to treat three pervasive nervous system disorders: chronic pain, epilepsy, and stroke. His lab is working closely with several pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for clinical use.
Professor King’s profile page at The University of Queensland
Topic for Genetic Epilepsy Conference 2018:
How Can Venomous Animals Help us Understand and Treat Genetic Epilepsies?
Many epilepsies arise from genetic mutations in ion channels. Venoms are the best natural source of ion channel modulators and therefore they provide unique tools to help us understand and treat genetic epilepsies.
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