Dr Sam Robinson has allowed himself to be stung by everything from stinging nettles to venomous centipedes — in a personal quest to better understand pain.

Join Dr Robinson for this UQ Talk to learn about how and why stinging occurs in nature, the different flavours of pain and why venom might be the key to discovering new treatments for conditions like diabetes and chronic pain.

Tickets include out-of-hours access to the Discovery Centre at Queensland Museum. Get up close and personal to live snakes, stick insects and giant cockroaches, and explore over 1,300 different objects and preserved insects.

Event details:
Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023
Time: 6 - 8pm (talk 6.30 – 7.30pm, canapes and drinks before and after)
Venue: Queensland Museum, Grey St and Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Cost: $35 per person (includes talk, refreshments, and access to the Discovery Centre)

Dr Sam Robinson
Research Fellow and Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience. Dr Robinson is an expert on plants and animals that sting, and the biology, chemistry, pharmacology and pathophysiology underlying those stings.

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