UQ venom expert to help tackle snakebite worldwide

6 Apr 2021
Bryan Fry
Associate Professor Bryan Fry with the black Pakistan cobra (Naja naja). Credit: Sean McCarthy

The World Health Organisation has selected a University of Queensland venom researcher to help tackle the global scourge of snakebite – a disease that kills hundreds of thousands, with many more maimed.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry, who has studied snake venom in 40 countries over the last 25 years, has joined a select committee of global experts assembled by the WHO after recognising snakebite as a neglected tropical disease in 2017.

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