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Interdisciplinary study of the venom from the Australian box jellyfish Chironex Fleckeri and its potential in drug discovery

posted on 2017-11-16, 03:44 authored by VICTOR MIKHAILOVICH SUTURIN
The Australian box jellyfish is the world's most venomous marine organism, which can kill a grown human in minutes due to its savage cocktail of toxins. However, in this deadly venom reside molecules, which can be usurped for uses in research and medicine. In this PhD, we investigated this complex venom as a drug discovery source for cardiovascular and nervous system disorders. In the end, we uncovered a portfolio of interactive toxins with unique effects in the heart, brain and sensory nervous system, with likely future implications in drug discovery.


Principal supervisor

Helena Cecilia Parkington

Additional supervisor 1

Harold Arthur Coleman

Additional supervisor 2

Wayne Hodgson

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Biomedical Sciences (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute)

Additional Institution or Organisation


Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences