Toxicology mixology

19 October, 7:00 pm

45 minsPWYD

Talk | Chemistry, Environment & Nature, Science

Toxicology mixology

The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE

Venom is a fascinating evolutionary trait; found in 250,000 animal species, it has evolved 101 times in the animal kingdom! But what is venom actually made of and what is it used for? Can it help humans and what really are the risks presented by venomous animals? Join venom researcher Leah Fitzpatrick for a cocktail of curiosity and learn about venom.

 

Leah Fitzpatrick is currently a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University studying slow loris genetics, and has been known to be slightly enthusiastic about the natural world; she’s made cocktails to explain her research on spider venom, spoken at a TEDx conference on museums and done a stand-up routine on the joys of volunteering.

 

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The Bullingdon, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, UK OX4 1UE