Director of Pain Research



The University of Queensland



Dr. Irina Vetter


Prof. Vetter is the Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Queensland. She obtained her PhD in 2007 from the School of Pharmacy, UQ, and conducted studies as a National Health and Medical Research postdoctoral fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute and at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in the areas of axon guidance and venom peptide pharmacology. She is a recipient of an International Association for the Study of Pain Patrick Wall Young Investigator Award (2018) and has a strong background in neuropharmacology, pain models, toxinology and high-throughput screening. Her current main research interests lie in the fields of peripheral pain mechanisms, biodiscovery of venom peptide ion channel modulators and analgesic drug discovery.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pathophysiology and Mechanism-Based Treatment

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A/B

CIPN is common following chemotherapy and is clinically poorly managed, thus understanding the underlying mechanisms could lead to more effective…

Friday, September 23, 2022

3:15pm EDT4:30pm EDT

Elucidating Pain Mechanism with Venom-Derived Peptides and Natural Toxins: What Doesn’t Kill You Might Treat Your Pain

Categories: Plenary Lecture, Virtual Program
Presented By: Dr. Irina Vetter
Room: Plenary Room Level 800

Pain following envenomation is a well-known phenomenon: touching a nettle, stepping on a bee or becoming wrapped in jellyfish tentacles…