Venom and Pain: An Unlikely Alliance | World Science Festival Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area

25 March 2018 - 

Indicative Rate * AU$10 to AU$30

Find out how nature and science can create good from bad.

Australia is home to many of the planet’s most venomous creatures, carrying evolution’s most exquisitely engineered biological weapons. In a fortunate twist of pharmaceutical fate, this arsenal of natural chemical structures also offers myriad opportunities for scientists to fight some of humanity’s most intractable ills including chronic pain.

Join ABC presenter Dr Norman Swan and their panel of biologists, chemists and innovators to learn how technological advances in recent decades are harnessing new drug candidates from our ‘backyard’ apothecary to improve human health.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
25 March 2018

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $30 - $30
Concession $25 - $25
Student $10 - $10

Event Venues

State Library Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane
Queensland, Australia 4101

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment

Other Information


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