Prof Glenn King

Chief Investigator

The University of Queensland

Professor King is a leading authority on venom-derived peptides, internationally recognised for their translation into novel therapeutics and bioinsecticides. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and sole founder of Vestaron Corp, an agricultural biotechnology company that released its first product (SPEAR-T®, a bioinsecticide derived from Australian funnel-web spider venom) in 2018. CI King is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, recipient of many honours and awards, and has >11,200 career citations. He will co-lead the Discover theme and contribute strongly to product development