Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2021 Venoms to Drugs Conference"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
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Guest Editor
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure–function relationships; toxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The 2021 Venoms to Drugs meeting will be held at the Daydream Island Resort, Queensland, 15–19 March, 2021. The conference will focus on venom peptides from cone snails, scorpions, spiders, snakes, plants, wasps and other species that continue to provide an immense reservoir of potent bioactive peptides targeting specific enzymes, ion channels, GPCRs and a wide range of receptors. As such, they represent major sources of lead compounds for both the development of pharmacological tools and novel drugs. This Special Issue aims to bring together active scholars and researchers to present their current scholarly work in venoms to drugs.

Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • toxins
  • venoms
  • conotoxins
  • venom peptides
  • 3D structure
  • pharmacology
  • venomics
  • drug targets

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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