What we do

Throughout the 50 year history of the Unit, its objective has been to conduct a rich and diverse portfolio of research activity to investigate the basic biology of snake venoms and to improve the treatment of snakebite. Our research often employs multi-disciplinary approaches, and consequently the ARVRU has expertise in fields such as immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology, and has many valuable collaborators. Our research is funded by a variety of national and international funding agencies, and the outputs of these projects have resulted in substantial societal impact, through the delivery of antivenom to impoverished people, and scientific impact, through a number of notable publications in the scientific literature.